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New Delhi: Electric vehicles save your petrol cost, but still buying them is not a cheap deal. Due to the early technology involved in electric two-wheelers or electric cars, etc., they are sold expensive. Not only this, poor charging infrastructure is also preventing people from moving towards electric vehicles.
However, IIT researchers have developed a special technology for chargers on EVs, which could reduce the cost of electric vehicles in the future, and make it possible for car makers to keep the cost of electric vehicles low.
The ET report says that researchers from IIT BHU in collaboration with IIT Guwahati and IIT Bhubaneshwar have developed a special technology for the on-board charger at the Varanasi campus, which eliminates the need for an extra power electronic interface used for propulsion mode. Will finish In this way, there will be no need for a large component in the charger and the companies will be able to keep the cost of the car low.
The report quoted news agency PTI as saying that the team developing the technology says that lab-scale development has already been done at IIT (BHU) and the process of upgradation and commercialization is in progress.
Talking to the agency, Rajiv Kumar Singh, Chief Project Investigator, IIT BHU said that "Rising prices of petrol and diesel in the country are worrying for the common man. Amidst the rising cost of petroleum products and rising pollution levels, EVs are powered by conventional IC engines. is the best option.
However, he further added that "the lack of high power off-board charging infrastructure compels automakers to incorporate onboard chargers into the vehicles itself. The owners of these [electric] vehicles charge their vehicles through outlets." And that makes electric vehicles very expensive."
Singh further adds that the researchers have proposed an onboard charger technology that would eliminate the need for an additional power electronics interface required for propulsion mode, reducing the components involved by up to 50%. This charger can be set up in such a way that it can work as a charger for charging mode and inverter for propulsion mode.
Singh said that due to this technology, the cost of onboard charger will be reduced by about 40-50% compared to existing chargers. "The cost reduction in chargers will also bring down the cost of EVs in the future," he added.
The team says that a major electric vehicle manufacturer in the country has shown interest in this technology and the company is ready to develop a full-fledged commercial product, which can be installed on existing electric vehicles. However, the team declined to name the company.