Gadkari’s threat to the Automobile Industry… unprecedented!

…especially considering the minister doesn’t own or use a single electric vehicle nor has he called any tender for installing charging stations!  Those who stay in glass houses should not throw stones…

… Honorable Minister please install charging stations before issuing threats…. and give 20 year tax free status to EV car makers. This will put India in the lead position globally.











Coming up…Mother of all car comparison – Tiago vs Nano vs Alto Vs Kwid Vs Celerio vs WagonR Vs KUV100 Vs i10 Vs Swift Vs Ignis

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Tiago vs Nano vs Alto Vs Kwid Vs Celerio vs WagonR Vs KUV100 Vs i10 Vs Swift Vs Ignis

Coming Soon... Tiago vs Nano vs Alto Vs Kwid Vs Celerio vs WagonR Vs KUV100 Vs i10 Vs Swift Vs Ignis

Coming Soon… Tiago vs Nano vs Alto Vs Kwid Vs Celerio vs WagonR Vs KUV100 Vs i10 Vs Swift Vs Ignis

Ashok Leyland & IIT Madras Battery Venture

Ashok Leyland has partnered with IIT Madras to carry out research and development (R&D) activities for strengthening battery engineering and related sub-parts, especially for electric vehicles. IIT Madras is the first institution to set up such an initiative to develop the electric mobility ecosystem in India with industry participation. Ashok Leyland will sponsor the Centre of Battery Engineering (CoBE) at IIT Madras.
The Head of Electric Vehicles and e-Mobility Solutions at Ashok Leyland, Karthick Athmanathan, said that with this initiative in battery engineering, the company would be a participant in India’s aggressive push to stay ahead of the curve as far as electric mobility is concerned.
Ashok Leyland has been focusing on solutions for electric vehicles as it targets achieving nearly 10-15 per cent of its total bus volume from e-vehicles by 2020.
Professor Bhaskar Ramamurthi, director of IIT Madras, said, “Battery engineering, specifically for electric vehicles, is a very important emerging area of research and innovation. By pledging long-term support and collaborating with the CoBE at IIT Madras, Ashok Leyland is making a significant contribution to this critical technology for India’s future energy and transportation needs.”
Professor Devendra Jalihal heads the Department of Electrical Engineering at IIT-Madras. Under this department, the CoBE functions and carries out multi-disciplinary research work in several areas related to batteries and electric vehicles, including battery management systems, battery testing, battery charging, and developing national standards for communication between electric vehicles and cloud servers.
In addition to joining the panel of CoBE sponsors, Ashok Leyland is also keen on carrying out a fair amount of confidential consulting research projects with CoBE over the next few years. This will not only help the company evolve as a competitive player and India-optimised solutions provider for its customers but also help in realising its ambition to stay ahead of global practices in this domain as the fourth-largest bus maker in the world, said the company.

Objectives of the MoU
  • CoBE will work towards understanding various battery issues and challenges in various areas of applications. It will also undertake high-quality research projects to overcome these challenges.
  • It will focus on the physics part of battery technology as against other research units working on newer chemistries of the batteries. CoBE will target to work on battery engineering and thorough characterisation of batteries via detailed testing, optimising battery performance for different applications, and work towards better economics.
  • CoBE will collaborate with various cell manufacturers from across the world, procure cells, and characterise them to create a knowledge centre on available cells, providing the industry with valuable data to select appropriate solutions.
  • It will study the impact of partial charge-discharge cycles with varying depths of discharge and operating temperatures on battery life.
  • It will work on developing the next generation of smart battery chargers and battery management protocols. By working on the design configurations and packaging cells into modules differently, optimisation studies on batteries for different lifetimes and for different applications will be undertaken.


JSW to roll out Electric Car by 2020

JSW Energy a company with net profit of 2.17 billion rupees for the quarter ended June 2017 is now embarking upon the journey to build electric cars, batteries and charging infrastructure in India as a part of its diversification plans to drive future growth.

It plans to invest up to 40 billion rupees ($623 million) over the next few years and expects its first electric car to be rolled out by 2020. In a welcome break it is the first non-automotive company in India to not only build electric car but batteries and charging infrastructure too.

JSW, is on the lookout for … 

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How to make an electric cycle

Making an electric bike is a very good project for those who already have a bike and want to experiment or want increase the distance they travel or make their travel easier.

In a world that is slowly moving away from petrol vehicles to electric vehicles it is very important for every student who is even remotely connected to automobiles to undertake this project.
This will help them to get… Continue reading

Replace inter-school quiz competitions with inter-school EV competitions

EV innovation needs many young minds to work on it. Since the EV is as basic as a Toy car which includes (battery, motor and controller) it is very much in the interest of the nation to get as many young minds working on it.

Tata and Mahindra should conduct annual inter-school EV competitions instead of wasting it on quiz competitions. Such EV competitions will fire the minds of young individuals to create something useful and enable them to… Continue reading