IIT Madras Develops First Indigenous Motors And Sub Assemblies For E-rickshaws

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IIT Madras has developed motors and sub assemblies indigenously for commercial deployment and is also signing agreements with manufacturers for the same. The first of the motors with design details will be delivered on 15th August. The Centre for Battery Engineering and Electric Vehicles Research (C BEEV) has developed these motors and sub assemblies. 

Prof Ashok Jhunjhunwala of C BEEV said –  “All e-vehicle makers now import motors and assemble them. We now have motors and sub assemblies fully designed and developed here. As a nation we are getting ready on all the parameters with motors fully ready. The missing part is cell manufacturing. Even that should gain further momentum as the government has included cell manufacturing as part of the PLI Scheme (Production linked incentive scheme is an incentive package where a manufacturer gets fiscal incentives upon achieving targets).” 

The EV eco system needs five broad ranges of products that are made indigenously. Motors and sub assemblies, batteries, chargers, converters and monitoring and tracking devices.

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Presently, contracts have been signed with two manufacturers Amber and Alpha Sine for supply of motor designs and sub assemblies, which will be used in e-rickshaws, e-autos and e-2wheelers.

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