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US firm opens Indian lithium battery factory to target domestic mobility and stationary markets

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 15:32 -- Paul Crompton

Battery maker Xnrgi has opened a high temperature lithium-ion battery factory in India capable of an annual output of 240MWh of battery storage for the e-mobility and stationary storage markets.  

The plant is producing the US firm’s XM5kWh battery for e-mobile and renewables and UPS applications.

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Firms in talks to field trial Al-air batteries in electric vehicles in India

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 13:18 -- Paul Crompton

Trials of aluminium-air batteries in electric vehicles could begin in India after Indian Oil, a minority stakeholder in battery developer Phinergy, began talks with a domestic vehicle OEM.

Depending on the outcome of the talks Israeli firm Phinergy’s technology could be tested in field trials by the unnamed electric vehicle maker.

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Japanese JV aims to close the circle with lithium-ion battery recycling plant in India

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 09:53 -- Paul Crompton

Automotive Electronics Power— a joint venture of Suzuki, Toshiba, and Denso — is planning to build a lithium-ion battery recycling plant in India to compliment the gigafactory it plans to develop in the country.

The company aims to build a recycling facility capable of recovering metals such as lithium, cobalt, nickel, and manganese from used lithium-ion batteries.

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Imports of lithium-ion batteries continue to rise as India embraces the technology

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 09:44 -- Paul Crompton

There is no doubt India is one of the biggest emerging battery markets in the world, but a lack of manufacturing facilities means it had to import $1.2 billion (₹8,777crore) worth of lithium-ion in 2019.

India imported 713 million lithium-ion batteries from 1 January to 30 November last year, more than doubling imports of the technology within three years.

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Tata Group is closing the loop as it builds battery manufacturing and recycling plants

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 14:44 -- Paul Crompton

Indian conglomerate Tata Group is proposing to build a battery manufacturing plant in the country bolstering its electric vehicle closed-loop potential, the company announced on 26 January. 

The company plans to invest $113 million in the 200MW plant, which will have the potential to scale up to 2GW depending on domestic and global demand, news agency Reuters has reported.

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IESA calls for lithium-ion battery tax cuts to match those of EVs and renewables

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 14:25 -- Paul Crompton

India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) has called for tax deductions on lithium-ion batteries to help the country’s growing electric vehicle and renewable energy storage markets.

IESA has gone a step further in calling for a sales ban of internal combustion engine (ICE) two and three-wheelers in highly polluted cities.

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Indian firm partners with China lithium-ion cell maker to manufacture EV battery packs

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 11:51 -- Paul Crompton

Vehicle components maker Pinnacle Industries has completed a lithium-ion battery assembly plant in India following a partnership with China’s Phylion Battery Company.

The assembly unit in the Indian state of Maharashtra will manufacture integrated lithium-ion battery packs for electric vehicles (EV) targeted at the domestic market.

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EV maker signs MoU with state government to build lithium-ion battery plant in India

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 15:56 -- Paul Crompton

Indian electric scooter maker Ather Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to build a 400,000 sq ft vehicle and lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in Hosur, near Bengaluru.

The MoU was signed with the government of Indian state of Tamil Nadu at the Investment and Skill Development Conclave in Chennai. 

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Tata Power and The Rockefeller Foundation launch new firm to deploy 10,000 microgrids in India

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 14:31 -- Paul Crompton

India’s Tata Power and The Rockefeller Foundation have formed a company to deploy 10,000 microgrids through 2026 in a bid to bring clean power to five million homes across India. 

The new company, TP Renewable Microgrid, will scale up microgrid deployment in collaboration with Smart Power India (SPI) and the Institute for Transformative Technologies. 

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Lead-acid battery maker Exide Industries enters India’s e-rickshaw business

Thu, 10/24/2019 - 12:45 -- Paul Crompton

Exide Industries is set to enter India’s e-rickshaw market by launching its first model, branded 'Exide Neo', following the launch of its rickshaw specific E-Ride range of lead batteries. 

The Indian firm says it has used the experience of working with rickshaw OEMs as it developed its tubular and flat plate battery technologies to build the vehicle.

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