Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Monday, 3 July 2017

Elon : Hesitation Can Hurt !

For a few months now , I have been tweeting to Elon Musk , to hurry up with his plans for manufacture of Tesla Electric Cars in India

May be he was evaluating his entry strategy in the context of “ China vs India “

Now comes following news ( Bloomberg / 28 June 2017 ) :

As Elon Musk races to finish building the world’s biggest battery factory in the Nevada desert, China is poised to leave him in the dust.
Chinese companies have plans for additional factories with the capacity to pump out more than 120 gigawatt-hours a year by 2021, according to a report published this week by Bloomberg Intelligence.

That’s enough to supply batteries for around 1.5 million Tesla Model S vehicles or 13.7 million Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrids per year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
By comparison, when completed in 2018, Tesla Inc.’s Gigafactory will crank out up to 35 gigawatt-hours of battery cells annually.

But then India is not “ hesitating “ either !

Following is the description of following Youtube video :

Indian Space Research Organisation's Indian Space Research Organisation had developed Lithium Ion battery technology for space application. Now government of India is planning to give this technology to interested Indian companies so that large volume of battery production would significantly reduce the cost !

The video says :

The Indian Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has asked ISRO to share the battery technology  to all interested , Public and Private Companies . The rationale being mass production can reduce the cost significantly

Mahindra Renault , Hyundai , Nissan, Tata Motors , High Energy Batteries, BHEL and Indian Oil have shown interest in producing the indigenous Li-ion batteries

BHEL and ISRO could possibly sign deals in this regard soon

But Indian Government aims to have multiple companies producing the batteries to drive down the

This is what I repeatedly urged the NDA government through my following blogs ( sent as emails ) :

·         From  Elon  to  Ion

·         Enable  Elon  to  Catalyse

·         Welcome , Elon Musk !

Seems like Shri Gadkariji does not want to be waiting for ever for Elon to make up his mind !

Shri Gadkariji !

Congrats for pushing commercialization of this NON – SPACE technology of ISRO – even as Elon tries to make up his mind !

03  July  2017