Centre releases white paper on pathways to catalyse tech innovation ecosystem for e-mobility

The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, released a whitepaper titled "Evolution: Catalysing Technology-Led Ecosystem for e-Mobility: Contexts, Challenges, and Imperatives", on the occasion of National Science Day (February 28) at Vigyan Bhawan in the national capital.

The white paper was launched by Union Minister of State for the Ministry of Science and Technology, Jitendra Singh. He was joined by VK Saraswat, member, Niti Aayog; AK Sood, principle scientific advisor, Government of India and other experts in the field of science and technology.

The document is a composite summary of three papers. These were authored independently along with DST and domain experts. They dealt with three critical areas:

* Tropical EV batteries (co-authored with Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi)
* Electric vehicle motors, drives and power electronics
* Electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

CSE anchored and co-authored the paper on Tropical EV battery along with DST. The paper has envisaged a focused cell and battery development programme to build competence and capability as well as capacity aimed at addressing key technical barriers to scale up the EV programme. This identifies a roadmap on the critical aspects of battery technology development and its manufacturing ecosystem and charging systems.

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