Lead acid batteries in electric vehicles are a source of energy which was mainly seen for the electricals of a vehicle. In the recent past migration of electrical energy to powertrain has been significant.
ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) is in the process to set up a centre for evaluating electric vehicles, which includes batteries and hybrid carriers.
At a two-day conference at the CIRT (Central Institute of Road Transport), ARAI director Rashmi Urdhwarashe made the announcement about a collaboration of CIRT and ARAI to conduct training and on research programmes.
She said, "Migration of electrical energy into the powertrain has been the significant game changer. However, as we migrated, the battery management system requirements became very complex,"
She also, said, that another significant development and might be a catalyst to new technologies is the use of fuel cells.
Capt (Dr) Rajendra B Saner-Patil CIRT director said, "State transport undertakings are facing a lot of problems. CIRT and institutions like ARAI should give guidance and expert opinion to such undertakings."