ISRO unveils solar hybrid electric car for Indian automobile industry

ISRO unveils solar hybrid electric car for Indian automobile industry

ISRO has developed a high energy lithium ion battery that will be used in spacecrafts! But the best part of yet to be revealed. ISRO is all ready for a technology transfer of this innovation to the automobile industry especially for the manufacture of solar hybrid electric cars .

Sources in ISRO have told India Today that the use of the lithium ion battery was demonstrated on a Maruti Suzuki Omni as to how it can not only cut down cost, but also be eco-friendly. This home-grown technology is expected to create ripples in automobile industry worldwide.

How does it work?

ISRO has developed this high energy lithium batteries for a solar panel. This panel will also control the electronics of the vehicle and will ensure a steady power to provide a smooth ride. The road transport department had requested ISRO to share technology to help in Improving Efficiency in vehicles developed in India.

“We are ready to transfer this technology and make our automobile industry one of the most technology Advanced in the world. Our prowess In Space technology has been shown time and again and with this new innovation, the space organisation is now set to take the country to a new high! Quite literally.” a source said.

The hurdle that is being faced by ISRO is how to reduce the cost of the car making it affordable to all.

The technology was tested at the Vikram Sarabhai space centre ( VSSC) in Thiruvananthapuram.