Dawn of a New Era for Indian Automotive Industry



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IITHyderabad in collaboration with ItsEV Inc hosted an International Workshop on ‘Dawn of a New Era for Indian Automotive Industry’ by Creating New Lithium ion Battery Fits for High Temperature and Promoting Pollution-Free EV World in India in the campus.

This joint collaboration between IIT Hyderabad and ItsEV Inc can play a major role in the development of Lithium-ion batteries in India and contributing to the ‘Make In India’ campaign.

A research Group led by Dr. Surendra K. Martha, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, IIT Hyderabad, has substantial expertise in development of cathodes, anodes, electrolytes and performance studies, among others, for Lithium ion and Sodium ion batteries. The group has demonstrated high energy density lithium ion batteries having double the energy of Lithium ion batteries during 2018. The Researchers have demonstrated 100-200 mAh sodium-ion cells to Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) laboratory in Hyderabad

Speaking on the occasion, the Guest of Honor Mr. Katsuo Matsumoto, Chief Representative, JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency), India Office, shared how JICA, a Japanese Government Agency, is looking to tap business opportunities in India close to Rs. 2 trillion. He has also spoke about how Japanese institutions are promoting Indian Talent though Knowledge exchange and providing scholarship for bright candidates. Till date, about 116 students of IIT Hyderabad have been offered a scholarship to study in Universities in Japan.

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