A Parliamentary Panel Suggests Self-Dependence For Producing Lithium-Ion Batteries

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A parliamentary panel has suggested the government to work together for attaining self-dependency in producing Lithium-ion batteries to have different location for producing batteries other than China. The panel said that there is lack of infrastructure for electric vehicles.

“EV has three important parts – Batteries, Motor and energy electronics. All these are excessive funding merchandise. As well as, components equivalent to PCB, LCD/LEDs, Capacitors, Resistors, Diodes, Switches, Transistors, Connectors, Relays proceed to be imported from China, Taiwan, and South Korea. 90% of the world’s manufacturing of superior Chemistry Cell (ACC) is finished in China,” said the panel.

“India doesn’t have a manufacturing facility for lithium-ion battery cells. All battery cells used for battery packs utilized in electrical automobiles are imported from China, South Korea, Japan, and so on. All producers in India are importing cells and assembling battery packs,” according to the panel.

“Nonetheless, India doesn’t have sufficient lithium reserves for manufacturing lithium-ion batteries. Many specialists additionally contemplate getting lithium fields in international locations, equivalent to, Bolivia or Chile. Securing lithium provide might assist to fabricate batteries at a globally aggressive value with the potential of lowering the value of EVs,” the report said.

Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) would need authorities assistance for manufacturing lithium ion-batteries for long-term in India.

“The committee additional recommends that the federal government ought to endeavour to attain self-dependency in manufacturing Lithium-ion batteries to scale back dependency on different international locations, particularly China for unhindered availability of uncooked supplies utilized in batteries. The committee additionally recommends that authorities ought to guarantee strengthening provide chain community, straightforward availability, and accessibility to uncooked materials and parts for batteries, to advertise EV adoption,” the report added.

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