Electric battery: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Gujarat launches new subsidy scheme for E-Vehicles

On September 17, 2020, the Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani announced a subsidy scheme for electric vehicles. The scheme was launched in order to celebrate the 70th birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Key features of the scheme Under the scheme, the students will get a subsidy of Rs 12,000 to buy e-vehicles. Also, ..

Indian Oil Corporation launches battery swapping facility for EVs

On June 26, 2020, the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) launched battery swapping facility for Electric Vehicles at its petrol pumps. The facility will replace discharged batteries with charged batteries in 2 minutes. Highlights The IOC is to begin its battery swapping facility in one of its outlets in Chandigarh. The company is to gradually scale ..

Neeraj Sharma wins Australian government’s ‘Early career researcher of year 2019’ award

Indian-origin researcher, Dr Neeraj Sharma has won the Australian government’s  ‘Early Career Researcher of the Year (Physical Sciences)’ for developing next-generation battery systems such as sodium-ion battery that will leave minimal environmental impact. The awarded research explores inherently safe solid-state batteries, energy-dense lithium-sulfur batteries, dual function solar batteries and methods for recycling. DR. Sharma is ..

Tata Motors Launches Electric Vehicle Technology Ziptron for its Future EVs

Tata Motors has announced new electric vehicle technology ZIPTRON to power a range of aspirational Tata Electric Cars. Ziptron Technology The Ziptron technology which will drive the electric vehicles comprises an efficient permanent magnet AC motor with regenerative braking which charges the battery on the drive. The new technology also comprises of dust and waterproof ..

Lithium-Ion Battery Cell

A lithium-ion battery cell  is a type of rechargeable battery in which lithium ions move from the negative electrode to the positive electrode during discharge and back when charging. Li-ion batteries use an  intercalated lithium compound as one electrode material, compared to the metallic lithium used in a non-rechargeable lithium battery. The electrolyte, which allows for ionic movement, and the two electrodes are the constituent components of a lithium-ion battery cell. Indian Space Research ..