IIT Kharagpur researchers develop affordable e-cycles that run on Na-ion based batteries
India Today (August 9, 2022)
IIT Kharagpur researchers have developed Na-ion-based batteries and supercapacitors which can be used to develop affordable e-vehicles such as e-cycles and next-generation Na-ion-based energy storage.
A team of researchers from IIT Kharagpur led by Professor Amreesh Chandra, Department of Physics, has used nano-materials to develop Na-ion-based batteries and supercapacitors which can be used to develop affordable e-vehicles such as e-cycles and next-generation Na-ion based energy storage.
The low-cost Na-ion-based technologies can be charged rapidly and are expected to reduce the cost of the e-cycles significantly.
Professor VK Tewari, Director, IIT Kharagpur stated, “Taking advantage of the fact that Na-ion batteries can be charged rapidly, Dr. Amreesh has integrated it in e-cycles which is an easy, affordable option for the masses.”
“With further development, the price of these vehicles can be brought down to the range of Rs. 10-15k making them nearly 25% affordable than Li-ion storage technology-based e-cycles,” he said.
“As disposal strategies of Na-ion-based batteries would be simpler, it can also help in addressing the climate mitigation issue,” the director added. (Read More)