Last updated: Feb 2020 by Narasimhan Santhanam
This post is a part of EV Next’s EV Perspectives.
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The Indian automobile sector is one of the most prominent sectors of the country, accounting for nearly 7.1% of the national GDP. India has set itself an ambitious target of having only electric vehicles (EV) by 2030, which is expected to increase the demand for lithium-ion batteries in India, significantly. The high cost, associated with batteries that are used in the electric vehicles, is considered to be critical for India’s ambitious target. Currently, as of 2018, the supply chain for EVs in India is nascent, highly unorganized. We are hence providing specific inputs based on prominent OEMs in the Indian EV sector (Click on each section for more details).
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- Growth of EV Battery Swapping Station – Locations, Standards, Costs for Electric Vehicle Battery Swap Market – India’s EV battery swap market is nascent as of early 2020, though some pioneers have already started implementing interesting swapping solutions in some parts of the country in collaboration with OEMs and municipalities. This post provides details for Indian EV battery swapping stations, with specific focus on standards for these facilities and the cost involved for setting up these.
- How long will it take to charge EV batteries? – Level 1 & 2 AC, Fast DC Charging Time – The charging time is one of the key concerns for any electric vehicle buyer. Used to filling petrol or diesel at a petrol station in just a few minutes, the thought of having to wait for many hours to fill a battery is indeed discouraging for a prospective EV buyer. But there’s hope. Fast charging DC batteries can finish charging an electric vehicle battery in less than an hour, in select cases within 30 minutes. This post delves into the specific topic of charging duration and provides detailed data points for charging time for AC and DC batteries.
- World’s Leading Suppliers of Li-ion Batteries for EVs – Global Electric Vehicle Battery Vendors – There are over 10 prominent global corporates who are leaders in Li-ion battery technologies and supplies. Who are they and what are their profiles? This blog post provides the list and details of these leading companies.
- Cost of Li-ion Batteries – Cost Trends 2018-2030 – $/kWh with Break-Ups – A Li-ion battery comprises, the component level a cathode, anode, electrolyte and separator, and at the battery pack level in addition comprises the contained in which it is packed, a BMS and thermal management systems. This post provides cost trends for Li-ion batteries along with cost break–ups for the various stages and components of the Li-ion battery value chain.
- Electric Vehicles Supply Chain in India – Components for E-scooters, Electric Cars, E-rickshaws – The supply chain for the components of electric vehicles is fast evolving in India. Part of the suppliers in the supply chain are from India while many components (especially battery cells and motors) are still sourced from outside India for many OEMs. This post provides insights on the Indian EV supply chain characteristics for all types of electric vehicles – from the small electric bicycles to premium electric cars.
- Motors used in EVs – BLDC, Induction, SRM, Permanent Magnet Motors for Electric Vehicles -The powertrain of the electric vehicle is driven by the motor. Different types of motors are used for different types and classes of electric vehicles, with each having its own pros and cons. This post provides detailed inputs on the various types of motors used in electric vehicles and provides examples of prominent EV OEMs using each type of motor.
- Electric Vehicle Transmission System – EV Transmission, Gears, Powertrain – Here’s a post that provides detailed inputs on the EV transmission system which forms an important part of the EV powertrain.
- AC, DC Motors in Electric Vehicles – Types of Motors in Use in Electric Cars, E-scooters – Both AC and DC motors are used in electric vehicles. The choice of AC or DC motor is made based on a number of factors, the type and size of the vehicle only being one of them. This post provides more clarity on the AC and DC motors used in electric vehicles, the reasons behind their choice and examples of a few prominent OEMs using either of these motor types.
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