Sunday, 3 July, 2022

Topic: Battery

Who’s making those EV batteries that are catching fire?

Poorly made batteries of electric vehicle are putting people’s lives at risk. This is a result of carmakers’ impatience, inability to properly assess risks in emerging technologies.

How this IIT-Madras grad is pushing battery tech in US that could power passenger planes

Venkat Viswanathan says regional aircraft can be fully electrified with known battery tech, while narrowbody requires work. Batteries may not work for widebody aircraft, he adds.

India’s aluminum vs China’s lithium: IOC, Israeli firm develop new battery tech to cut imports

Lithium is the key metal in EV batteries. An aluminum-air battery could do better than lithium-ion ones as it's 'potentially cheaper, safer & EVs using it will have a longer range'.

Lack of this technology is a reason why there are not enough green vehicles on roads yet

The technical challenges of making better batteries, and therefore, electric vehicles, are enormous and the fantasy of better battery science doesn’t match reality.

Power pioneer invents new battery that’s 90% cheaper than lithium-ion

Japan's Hideaki Horie, who helped commercialize the batteries, has developed an approach he says can speed up manufacturing, making it as easy as 'buttering toast.'

Electric car battery boom hits a sudden slump, but there’s hope for the future

From Silicon Valley labs to Chinese manufacturers, optimism over the lithium-ion battery’s longer-term outlook is undimmed as companies say the battery will become more powerful, cheaper and ubiquitous.

Modi govt drafts new rules on battery waste management, wants people to give suggestions

The rules will make it mandatory for manufacturers and dealers to collect used batteries against the new ones they sell.

Batteries are the next big thing in energy as the world moves away from coal and gas

The switch from an electricity system supplied by large fossil fuel plants that run virtually uninterrupted to a more haphazard mix of smaller, intermittent renewable sources will need batteries to store energy.

On Camera


Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.