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Old 7th August 2017, 15:48   #106
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A new battery technology, which is purported to be far better and efficient as well as safe from the current Lithium batteries, may certainly change and quicken the move towards EV. Interestingly, the person who invented Lithium batteries, John Goodenough, is also behind this new technology. .
He talks about the membrane/electrolyte and not about the active material. So I will take it with a very big pinch of salt.
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Mercedes Benz India -MD speaks out on EV's for India.

In India electric vehicle can be more polluting than diesel cars.

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Letís go for a second assumption. We looked at government statistics and they say now 65% of your electrical energy is still produced by fossil fuels. These are produced in factories that donít have any cleansing mechanisms or something like that. If I compare it to a BS-IV diesel engine, at the moment, I would have to say BS-IV diesel is less polluting than an electric vehicle Ö It gets even worse because by 2020 we are going to be at BS-VI, and the (vehicle) pollution will further come down. The question is, can the electricity producing industry keep up with the improvements in the automotive business.
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Mercedes Benz India -MD speaks out on EV's for India.

In India electric vehicle can be more polluting than diesel cars.

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Why he is suppressing the fact that majority of the new electricity capacity addition coming from renewable sources like Solar and Wind power?

Solar capacity reached 13,652 MW now compared to just 2,600 MW 3 years back. Rooftop solar also growing at a rapid pace. Wind power capacity reached 32 GW by March 2017. Central govt expanded the mega solar park scheme from 20,000 MW to 40,000 MW last year.

In 2016-17 financial year, total solar+wind power capacity addition is more than fossil fuel capacity addition. In future also renewable capacity grows rapidly while coal power capacity declines rapidly because solar not just reached price parity with coal, it even surpassed coal for cheap power.

These traditional automobile companies try as much as possible to stop the EV revolution.
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As per the latest economic survey released on Friday, India's solar power capacity to surpass the coal power capacity by 2027.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...w/60028008.cms

As of today the total power capacity is 327 GW out of which 192 GW is based on coal and 57 GW is renewable energy. Wind capacity is at 32 GW and solar capacity is 13 GW.

Transition to clean energy is already happening at a rapid pace and in the last financial year (2016-17) India added more renewable energy capacity than thermal power capacity. This trend is going to accelerate in the coming years towards clean energy with falling costs of solar and wind power.

Solar power price are now cheaper Rs 2.44 per unit than the coal power (Rs 3.20) by NTPC. NTPC coal power is cheapest among all the coal power companies. State and private coal power costs more than Rs 4 and in some states its even more.

With this transition towards clean power generation and residential rooftop solar, electric vehicles will become much more clean and efficient than fuel based vehicles.
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Hyundai today announced their updated electric vehicle plans. Below are the highlights.

1. Hyundai developing its first dedicated electric vehicle platform, which will allow the company to produce multiple models with longer driving ranges.

2. Hyundai will release electric version of its Kona small sport utility vehicle (SUV) with a range of 390 km in the first half of next year.

3. They are planning to launch an electric sedan under its high-end Genesis brand in 2021 with a range of 500 km (310 miles) per charge.

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Mercedes reportedly showcased its electric vehicle design. The car is a 2 seater with 750 HP and can reach speeds of 250km/hr it seems. The design looks great.


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