New Delhi (NVI): Union Minister of Transport Nitin Gadkari has called upon the Electric Vehicle (EV) sector to shift towards indegenous battery technology in next few years with the support of our industry, scientists and engineers.
In a official statement, the Ministry of Transport said that, Gadkari has stressed upon the need to emerge as pioneers in developing leading battery and power-train technologies, with electric vehicles becoming the new reality.
The Minister also noted that the challenge we presently face is the control on strategic reserves of Lithium, which is used to manufacture Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries used in vehicles.
In addition to this, Gadkari called upon the EV sector to shift towards a completely indigenous battery technology in the coming years.
“This could be metal-air, metal-ion and other potential technologies in the Research and Development (R&D) pipeline,” he was quoted saying in a statement.
Gadkari further pointed out the need to achieve the goal of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat in transport sector.
He said that it is necessary to dedicate the coming years to rigorous research and development of such alternative battery technologies with the support of our Institutions of Eminence (IoEs), industry, scientists, engineers and the government, the statement added.