Argentina wants Indian industrialists to set up lithium ion battery factories in their country said Daniel Chuburu, Ambassador of the Argentine Republic, on Friday.
Delivering his special address at the conference on e-Mobility organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in the city, Mr. Chuburu said the demand for lithium ion batteries was increasing as several countries including India are giving a push towards electric vehicles. Argentina has lithium mines for producing high quality lithium ion batteries and has proposed to increase the production capacity from 39 million tonnes to 290 MT by 2023.
Manoj Kohli, executive chairman, SoftBank group, said, for realising the transformation of the transport industry from internal combustion engine to electric vehicle, the transport industry needs to closely coordinate with the power industry for setting up charging infrastructure facilities. Mr. Kohli said any electric vehicle technology would be fully green only if the charging points also use clean power, as charging through fossil power does not make it a clean and green technology.
The e-Mobility conference had special sessions including EV charging ecosystem, Green Energy supply to mobility, and Energy Management and smart mobility.