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