Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is close to bringing Make in India all-electric car by 2030. ISRO is transferring spacecraft batteries tech to the Indian automobile industry. These batteries will be used to manufacture solar hybrid electric cars in India.
Infact ISRO had already done a test drive in March this year, where the solar hybrid electric car successfully managed an uphill drive. The demonstration was conducted using a recycled Maruti Suzuki Omni. The car was designed and developed with in-house expertise at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC).
ISRO used a recycled Maruti Suzuki Omni for the demonstration. The engineers at the agency fitted a solar panel on roof of the car, and used a super-capacitor, an integral gear-box and control electronics for the battery and solar panel, and drive electronics. ISRO also added an electric motor in the Omni which is actually an internal combustion engine (ICE) based vehicle. The car was equipped with Lithium-ion batteries connected across high power density super-capacitors which supplied energy to get the car running.