A recent report by the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) has claimed that India has the third-highest number of people on the planet with batteries.
But the study’s authors say that this statistic does not represent the actual number of batteries that are being used in India, nor does it necessarily represent the amount of energy that’s being produced.
The Indian Statistical Board (ISB) released its latest battery report, titled ‘Battery: Power, Life and Future’, in March, and it states that there are currently about 4.6 billion electric vehicles in India.
The study, however, states that this number includes the use of lithium-ion batteries, which are considered the most sustainable battery type.
The report’s authors have also claimed that EVs are actually less environmentally friendly than gas-powered cars.
According to the report, only around a third of the EVs that are on the roads today were produced in India in the last three years, with only around one-fifth of them being produced in the past two years.
This means that EVs could account for around two per cent of the vehicles on the road, while the overall emissions associated with the vehicles is roughly the same.
The ISB also notes that only 2.7 per cent (4.6 million vehicles) of EVs that were on the country’s roads were actually registered by the government in 2016, with the remaining 80 per cent being produced by private companies.
According the ISB, EVs are currently the most fuel-efficient vehicle on the Indian roads, which can also be attributed to the fact that India is not an energy-intensive country.
The report also noted that electric vehicles use less energy to travel and operate, meaning they can therefore be used more effectively in the country.
The power of battery technologyThe ISBE says that the majority of EVs in India are battery-operated and have either a battery charger or battery generator.
The batteries can be powered by either electricity from the grid or natural gas.
In India, there are about 40,000 battery-powered electric vehicles, while about 5,000 are currently on the highways.
In the latest report, the authors say the batteries are also being used to produce energy for the power plants and to power vehicles on public roads.
According of the report:The report also states that in the next three years only around two million EVs will be on the streets, as only 4,000 of them are in production.
The authors also say that EVs have also been installed in over 1.5 lakh public transport buses, and there are around 4,500 electric buses in use in Mumbai.
However, there is a catch, as it says that EVs do not necessarily have a battery backup.
Accordingly, EVs do have a backup if a battery is lost or stolen.