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electrical autos: Poor visibility on EVs, a cost-obsessed market: scheme to gas native batteries has many unfastened wires

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A lithium-battery manufacturing unit of Tianneng Battery Group in Zhejiang, China


A proposed USD4 billion production-linked incentive scheme goals to propel native battery manufacturing. But the large image should be lacking. It will stay a half-baked effort until your complete provide chain, not simply the battery-cell suppliers, is roped in. Also, the home auto business must get severe about EVs and slowly transfer from its obsession with low prices.

Call it a chicken-and-egg scenario in India’s electric-vehicle (EV) ecosystem. Aim for scale, costs will finally come down. Or maintain again until the expertise matures after which the enterprise mannequin will be scaled up profitably. Many developed nations have killed this dilemma with a single shot – a sturdy home battery-manufacturing provide chain helped by their governments, business, and shoppers. India, a laggard on this space, now desires to

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