1. IIT-Kharagpur scientists develop new batteries to make e-cycles cheaper

Electric mobility is fast catching up in the two- and three-wheeler space in India. Electric bicycles can also play a big role in making green mobility accessible and make customers switch over to clean vehicles easily. But one of the challenges for the industry has been the current generation of lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles are still expensive and as a result, e-bicycles continue to be considered as a premium product for consumers in a market like India andout of reach of the common man.

Sodium-ion batteries have caught attention of both the industry and academia because of its abundant availability in nature and a potential alternative to lithium-ion for use as batteries. Scientists from IIT, Kharagpur , India have used nano-materials to develop Na-ion-based batteries and supercapacitors, which can be rapidly charged, and integrated them into e-cycles. The low-cost....

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