Indian Space Research Organisation will transfer the technology of the cheaper version of space batteries developed by it to the automobile industry for commercial use in e-vehicles.
Quoting Isro chairman Dr. K Sivan Economic Times has reported that ISRO has developed technology to reduce the cost of space batteries and will transfer it to the automobile industry for its commercial use with the help of NITI Aayog.
The space agency has developed four types of cells for space applications—1.5Ah, 5Ah, 50Ah, and 100Ah. Recently, It had allowed ARAI to use 50Ah and 100Ah cells for developing prototypes of an e-scooter and an e-car, respectively. As ARAI was satisfied with the performance of these prototypes Isro is now working to transfer the technology to the industry.
Li-ion batteries are currently not manufactured commercially in the country and are imported from Japan or China, so this move is very significant and will help in the expansion of electric vehicles in the country.