Monday, 5 December, 2022
TopicElectric car batteries

Topic: electric car batteries

Battery swaps coming by mid-2023 to make driving an electric vehicle easier & cheaper

Policy on battery swapping for EVs is being formulated by NITI Aayog, while Bureau of Indian Standards is working on the parameters the batteries will have to meet.

India may be behind on climate goals but its one-stop shop for electric vehicles is visionary

The more drivers know about their options — & the more govts can address worries about how far EVs can travel — the less likely they'll be to resort to old, fossil-fuel-driven habits.

The world is ditching fossil fuels for batteries. They are key to the energy transition

Lithium-Ion batteries first appeared commercially in 1990s and are now the go-to choice to power everything from mobile phones to electric vehicles.

Why sodium-ion battery could be the next best electric car battery

In contrast to lithium-ion, sodium-ion batteries have a lower energy density, run better at cooler temperatures & have a greater life span, making them a better long-term investment.

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PM Modi pays tribute to Dr Rajendra Prasad on his birth anniversary

What explains Modi’s silence as states fight on, relations with Centre worsen

Whether it's Karnataka-Maharahstra or Assam-Meghalaya, Modi govt's reluctance to get dragged into border disputes is self-defeating.
A cashier checks Indian rupee notes inside a room at a fuel station in Ahmedabad | Reuters file image

Rupee falls to 81.75 against dollar, loss on stop losses and dollar outflows

The rupee was down 0.5% to the dollar and has been an underperformer among Asian peers. The offshore Chinese yuan was up 0.9%, leading Asian currencies higher.

Defence

Russian President Vladimir Putin with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Photo Credit - Reuters)

In western arms sanctions on Russia, China’s arms industry could stand to gain

The arms export embargoes on Moscow could create an opportunity for Beijing to supply arms to countries like Myanmar, which are heavily dependent on Russian arms.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.