Promonique
Promonique
EPR Subscription Banner
EPR Subscription Banner
Promonique Banner
Promonique Banner
Home » Renewables » India accelerates towards a greener future with electric vehicles

India accelerates towards a greener future with electric vehicles

July 4, 2024 12:13 pm

India accelerates towards a greener future with electric vehicles
.

Breakthroughs in battery tech, charging infrastructure, and recycling drive India’s green transformation.

Authored by: Anupam Kumar, Founder and CEO, MiniMines Cleantech Solutions

India is on the brink of an electric vehicle revolution, driven by innovative battery technology, robust infrastructure, sustainable practices, and supportive government policies. This heralds a cleaner and greener future for transportation.

On the cusp of a global transformation

As the sun rises over the bustling streets of Bangalore, an increasing number of electric vehicles can be seen silently weaving through the morning traffic. Thanks to breakthroughs in battery technology, robust charging infrastructure, sustainable recycling practices, and supportive government policies, a future where the streets of India are filled with silent, clean electric vehicles, reducing pollution and creating a healthier environment for everyone, is now becoming a reality.

Breakthroughs in EV Battery Technology

The Indian government, in collaboration with research institutions, has developed advanced battery technologies such as lithium-sulphur and solid-state batteries. These offer higher energy densities and longer lifespans. The Ministry of Heavy Industries, under the FAME India scheme, promotes R&D to improve battery efficiency and reduce costs, addressing range anxiety and making EVs more appealing for long-distance travel.

Improving Charging Infrastructure through Digitalisation

Expanding and digitalising charging infrastructure is crucial for widespread EV adoption. The Indian government, under the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan, aims to install thousands of charging stations nationwide. Integrating digital technologies like smart grids and IoT-enabled chargers ensures efficient power distribution and real-time data on charger availability, enhancing convenience, navigation, and payment options through mobile applications.

Sustainable Practices in EV Battery Recycling

Optimising the recycling and disposal of EV batteries is essential for sustainability. The Indian government enforces stringent guidelines under the Battery Waste Management Rules to ensure safe disposal and recycling. These regulations promote recovering and reusing valuable materials like lithium, cobalt, and nickel to minimise environmental impact and establish a circular economy for EV batteries. The Central Pollution Control Board monitors and enforces compliance. Corporations and startups play a significant role; for instance, MiniMines recycles lithium-ion batteries to extract materials with over 96% purity using a patented ‘hybrid-hydrometallurgy’ process, which has a carbon footprint of about one-tenth of traditional methods.

Government policies driving innovation

Government policies are crucial for advancing battery development and integrating renewable energy. The FAME India scheme, focusing on EV subsidies and charging infrastructure, has significantly boosted EV adoption. It promotes R&D in battery technology and supports renewable energy projects. The government fosters innovation and attracts investment in the EV sector by creating a favourable regulatory environment.

Integration of Renewables with EV Charging

Integrating renewable energy sources with EV charging infrastructure is essential for creating a greener transportation ecosystem. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has spearheaded initiatives to promote solar-powered charging stations, which harness clean energy to power EVs. This approach reduces EVs’ carbon footprint and enhances energy security by reducing dependence on conventional power sources. Pilot projects across various states already demonstrate the feasibility and benefits of renewable-integrated charging networks. 

Cookie Consent

We use cookies to personalize your experience. By continuing to visit this website you agree to our Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.

Tags: EV Batteries
Power Talk
Webinar
Webinar
Android App
Android App
EPR eMagazine July 2024
EPR eMagazine July 2024
EPR eMagazine July 2024

Events

World battery and energy storage industry expo
World battery and energy storage industry expo
Green Hydrogen Summit
Green Hydrogen Summit
Powergen
Powergen
The Building Envelope Design and Insulation Conference
The Building Envelope Design and Insulation Conference
Gastech Expo
Gastech Expo
REI Expo
REI Expo
Windergy
Windergy
Auto EV India
Auto EV India

Our Sponsors

Rayzon Solar Pvt Ltd
Rayzon Solar Pvt Ltd
Kusam Meco
Kusam Meco
Allied Power Solutions
Allied Power Solutions
Nirmal
Nirmal
Apar Industries
Apar Industries
KEI Industries Limited
KEI Industries Limited
Maco Corporation India Pvt Ltd
Maco Corporation India Pvt Ltd
Meco Instruments Pvt Ltd
Meco Instruments Pvt Ltd
Bask Energies
Bask Energies
Balaji Switchgears
Balaji Switchgears
Gloster Cables Limited
Gloster Cables Limited
HPL Electric Power
HPL Electric Power
K-Lite Industries
K-Lite Industries
SBEE Cables
SBEE Cables
ET Transformers
ET Transformers
Omicron
Omicron
Sudhir Power
Sudhir Power
Polycab
Polycab
Aeron Composite Pvt Ltd
Aeron Composite Pvt Ltd
MENNEKES Electric India
MENNEKES Electric India
Om Technical Solutions
Om Technical Solutions
PRAMA HIKVISION INDIA
PRAMA HIKVISION INDIA
TDK Electronics
TDK Electronics
Chint
Chint
Sun Cables
Sun Cables
Century Rubber
Century Rubber
Ultra Electric India
Ultra Electric India