Monday, 16 May, 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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Pedestrians walk over plastic bags scattered on the pavement along Geeta Colony Setu over the River Yamuna, in New Delhi

Delhi’s ‘lifeline’ Yamuna is drying up. Here’s how govt can combat water crisis

Rather than lurching from one water crisis to another, Jal Board should insure Delhi against water shortages with a policy-based approach. Here’s a model.

Adani forges $10.5-billion deal with Holcim India to buy Ambuja Cement, ACC

Holcim’s sale of its Indian business is expected to close in second half of 2022. Adani Group beat other firms, including JSW Group, to become India's 2nd biggest cement manufacturer.

Defence

File photo of Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif speaking in the National Assembly | ANI

India expects ‘nothing dramatic’ from new Pakistan govt, ‘terror must stop for normalisation’

With Shehbaz Sharif government in power now, there's speculation that ties between India and Pakistan, which worsened after Balakot air strike, could see major improvement.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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