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ISRO offers Li-Ion tech to StartUps

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has asked local startups and industry houses to bid for transfer of its lithium ion cells technology as it looks to encourage making these energy-efficient batteries locally and help reduce imports.

The space agency floated a so-called request for qualification on Tuesday, promising to transfer the technology for lithium ion batteries built for powering satellites for Rs 1 crore, for sucessfull bidders. The transfer of technology, it hopes will spur the development of indigenous electric vehicle industry.

The Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), located in Kerala…


ARAI, Sarabhai Space Centre to develop car batteries

The Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) and Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) are to collaborate to develop a battery for passenger cars using technology which is used to make batteries for space vehicles.

ARAI will develop and test the batteries for use in electric and hybrid electric vehicles and offer the technology to manufacturers for mass production. This will significantly cut their cost, ARAI Director Rashmi Urdhwareshe said. She was speaking to reporters at the golden jubilee celebrations of the research organisation.

The focus of the research will be to develop technology in EV/HEV applications for Indian automotive industry and… Continue reading