Sunday, 26 March, 2023
TopicElectric Cars

Topic: Electric Cars

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.

‘Not just minimise but eliminate’ — India tells its automakers to cut imports from China

With the transition toward EVs now inevitable, Niti Aayog Kant CEO said Indian auto manufacturers must aim to secure a strategic position in the global value chain.

Nearly half of all prospective new car buyers are thinking of going electric, study suggests

No less than 41 per cent of those who say they intend to purchase a new car are considering an EV — 66 per cent of them in the next 12 months.

You thought Tesla was the king of EVs? Obviously you haven’t heard of the Hongguang Mini

The Hongguang Mini is the brainchild of SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile Co., a joint venture between two Chinese state-backed automakers, and American automotive giant General Motors Co.

India’s first EV battery plant is coming up in Karnataka, hopes to end dependence on China

Vikram Handa set up India’s first manufacturer of lithium-ion battery parts  Epsilon Advanced Materials Pvt in August, sourcing raw material from the country's largest steel mill.

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.

From China, US to Norway — 2020 was a good year for electric vehicle sales

After years of efforts, 2020 may well have been the year we reached a tipping point in the adoption of electric vehicles, according to new research.

Israeli firm develops electric car batteries that can charge in 5 minutes

StoreDot says rapid charging batteries could overcome range and charging anxiety, a critical barrier to mainstream EV adoption.

The road to an Apple Car runs through China

China’s electric-vehicle component industry is booming and likely to find a place in every potential car champion. Even Elon Musk had to finally turn to China for Tesla's production.

Three lessons to ensure self-driving cars have a safe, efficient future

Maximising the promise of self-driving cars will require a collaboration with technologists and regulators.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.