ARAI develops chargers for electric vehicles
In order to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in India, the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) has created a charger for electric vehicles. It was said by the ARAI that building affordable electric vehicle charging infrastructure is critical for the growth of the electric vehicle industry because chargers are currently imported and the association will focus on developing these chargers at an affordable price. Feel free to read more about ARAI developing electric vehicle chargers.
ARAI develops new chargers
Many EV components are imported and even chargers from overseas, such as motors and controllers. ARAI developed the indigenous AC001 EV charger technology, which Bharat Electronics took up for production and commercialization. Bharat Electronics will install the charging stations, and local manufacturers will produce the parts for the Type 1, Type 2, CCS, and CHAdeMO EV charger systems, according to Mathai.
ARAI has just signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for EV chargers with Bharat Electronics Limited. According to the terms of the agreement, the ARAI will supply complete knowledge of the charges, and Bharat Electronics will produce them. These chargers will cost between Rs 50,000 and Rs 60,000. Vehicles and cylinder testing centers need space for ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistant System) and ARAI is developing a new center in Takwe.
Nitin Dhande, ARAI’s Senior Deputy Director, indicated that the organization wants to establish specialist skill development centers for engineering students in the area of electric vehicles. ARAI is also discussing the establishment of similar centers with the governments of Telangana and Kerala.
Specialized electric vehicles courses launched by ARAI
Pune inaugurated two specialized courses last year at the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) Academy. As the Central Government is supporting the interest in electric vehicles, several car manufacturers have already begun, and some are considering entering the EV market to increase their demand for talented engineers in automobile engineering.
ARAI sets up a new Centre of green mobility in Pune
At the Chakan in Pune with an investment of Rs 100 crore, the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) has established a center of excellence in green mobility. It was established in a record 18-month period and is part of the Indian Government’s National Electric Mobility Mission Plan.
Senior Deputy Director Anand Deshpande, ARAI indicated that the ARAI could test, validate, certify and develop green powertrain solutions including CNG, ethanol, methanol, biofuels, hydrogen, and future fuel cells.
ARAI has already some of these facilities in its existing laboratories but with this new center everything has been consolidated in the new facility and there are some additional test cells, equipment, and development facilities to make it easy for the companies he said. “Between the two facilities, we will be able to handle the load better.”
Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), established in 1966, is the leading automotive R&D organization of the country set up by the Automotive Industry with the Government of India.
It is an autonomous body affiliated with the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Government of India. The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, has recognized ARAI as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO).
Further, ARAI is a prime Testing and Certification Agency notified by the Government of India under Rule 126 of Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989.