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India’s Oil company wants to turn the EV tide to Zinc batteries

Trust India to go its own way on Electric Vehicles. This week the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has revealed a partnership which will see it get into building a 1 GW factory for EV batteries, but there won’t be a shred of Lithium in sight. Instead it plans to partner an Israeli firm which usually bases it battery technology on Aluminum (or Aluminium), air and water,  but also works with Zinc and won a major patent on rechargeable Zinc batteries in the US last year. The concern IOC has is that China either holds most of the Lithium reserves or has options on many sources of Lithium globally and that there is none occurring naturally in India. It has been…

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