IIT Hyderabad To Team Up With ItsEV Inc To Develop Lithium Ion Batteries

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  • High-energy lithium ion batteries have double the energy of similar batteries produced in 2018 according to researchers
  • ItsEV will provide full technical support for training technicians, students and scientists in Japan

According to a report by BusinessLine, the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad is planning to develop lithium ion batteries for various applications, including electric vehicles in collaboration with Japanese company ItsEV Inc. The report said that the partnership aims to come out with a lithium ion battery that will be superior to the other existing batteries in India.

As per the report, a research group led by Surendra K. Martha, associate professor, department of chemistry, IIT Hyderabad has shown that high-energy lithium ion batteries have double the energy of similar batteries produced in 2018. The researchers also demostrated that 100-200 mAh sodium-ion cells at the Research Centre Imarat (RCI) in the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) laboratory, in Hyderabad.

Training technicians, students and scientists in Japan

The report also said that ItsEV will provide full technical support for training technicians, students and scientists in Japan. This will be done to ensure that lithium ion batteries can be developed indigenously to increase EV production in India claimed the report.

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