A BLDC motor and smart controller for e-rickshaws developed by IIT Kharagpur was pushed for commercial production.
It is a fact that more than 90% of the components and its technology for electric vehicles, such as motors, controllers, converters, battery management systems, and chargers, are being imported in India, which is not suitable as per the country’s environment, and road and traffic conditions. To address this challenge and to increase the local manufacturing, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has initiated a program for Indigenous Development of Electric Vehicle Sub-systems.
Initially, technology development for 2W/3W has been taken up as it contributes to more than 80% of the vehicles on India’s roads.
An indigenous, efficient, affordable and certified BLDC motor and smart controller for e-rickshaws has been developed by IIT Kharagpur under the above mentioned program. Recently, this technology was transferred to M/s Brushless Motor India Pvt Ltd for commercial production in the gracious presence of Shri Alkesh Kumar Sharma, Secretary, MeitY; Dr. Jaideep Kumar Mishra, Additional Secretary, MeitY; Smt Sunita Verma, Group Cordinator (R&D in Electronics), MeitY; Dr. Somnath Sengupta, IIT Kharagpur; and Shri Om Krishan Singh, Scientist D, MeitY.
This technology transfer has happened as part of Digital India Week, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on July 4, 2022 at Gandhinagar, Gujarat.