The time has come: Neutrino Energy Group and Indian researchers launch billion-dollar cooperation for a completely new generation of electric vehicles. The German-American research company Neutrino Energy Group and India’s C-MET Pune are jointly developing a revolutionary technology in electric mobility. Neutrino Energy Group CEO Holger Thorsten Schubart, who is dedicated to producing greener and cleaner energy and vehicles, announces a €2.5 billion investment in India.
Together with Rajendrakumar Sharma, Managing Director of SPEL Technologies Pvt. Ltd, Neutrino Energy Group is implementing the self-charging Pi Cars project. The Pi Car is powered by the patented neutrinovoltaic technology. The technology simply uses a wide variety of energies from the environment, neutrinos and other invisible radiation such as electromagnetic waves and also temperature differences. In collaboration with an international consortium of companies, researchers and partners, this neutrinovoltaic technology will also be integrated into other electrical devices in the future for autonomous power supply, which the company will also develop.
This makes use of the special properties of graphene. This material is woven into the carbon vehicle body in a “material sandwich” with silicon in many extremely thin layers. With the right geometry, the micro-vibrations lead to a flow of electrons, i.e. direct current, which is stored in supercapacitors and batteries and made available to the vehicle for propulsion via a control unit optimized by artificial intelligence. One hour of parking at an outside temperature of 20 degrees Celsius results in up to 100 kilometers of driving current without having to recharge via a charging cable.
The company is led by mathematician Holger Thorsten Schubart and a number of scientists, including physicist Dr. Thorsten Ludwig, CTO and technical project manager for India. Neutrino Energy Group entered into an agreement with C-MET Pune, a leading government laboratory under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeiTY) in the Indian government. The subject of the agreement is the research and development of critical materials, such as essential components for the new Neutrinovoltaic Power Cubes and the Pi Car concept.
The government laboratory C-MET, headed by Director General Dr. Bharat Kale, is known for its special expertise in the field of advanced materials science. In addition, Neutrino Energy Group entered into an investment agreement with SPEL Technologies Pvt. Ltd. to provide the necessary support to manufacture the desired energy storage devices for integration in Pi Cars as well as Neutrinovoltaic Power Cubes, but also to afford other future applications. SPEL is India’s first and currently still the only manufacturer of supercapacitors and their advanced versions.
SPEL is an industrial partner in CoERBT, an initiative of MeitY-CMET. Dr. Rajendrakumar Sharma, CMD of SPEL Technologies, is considered to be the “father of supercapacitors” in general and is a member of the scientific advisory board of the Neutrino Energy Group. To accelerate the development of the Pi car in India, Surya Sharma, the future commercial director and operations manager of Neutrino Technologies in India, intends to leverage the expertise of these synergies for the Atmanirbhar Bharat mission. This mission is a government initiative with the goal of making India autonomous in all areas.
The Pi-Car project is also supported by Padma Bhushan Dr. Vijay Bhatkar, the chancellor of Nalanda University. He, too, is on the scientific advisory board of the Neutrino Energy Group. Bhatkar is the “father of the Indian supercomputer PARAM.” His expertise and advice will be of great benefit to the development of the Pi car and to India’s vision and commitment to reducing its carbon footprint toward many new green technologies. The Pi car concept represents a significant step forward in the development of clean and sustainable energy sources. It will not only reduce dependence on fossil fuels and overall carbon emissions, but also create jobs and support the growth of the Indian economy. Neutrino Energy Group, led by Holger Thorsten Schubart, has committed to unveiling the Pi Car within the next three years.
“The Pi is not a specific car, but a fundamentally new way of thinking about e-mobility,” Schubart said. “Any electric car from any manufacturer can also be a Model Pi when using Neutrinovoltaic technology. We as the Neutrino Energy Group don’t want to manufacture the vehicles ourselves in large numbers later on, but are looking for solidarity with the international automotive industry for scaling; we’d also like to do it here in Germany.”
In addition, he said, there will be a retrofit option for existing electric vehicles by using individual body components. “E-vehicles are now mature in terms of their drive systems. We are therefore particularly concerned with the question of where the electricity for them comes from and how the concept of e-mobility can be optimized in terms of energy technology with an engineering-oriented way of thinking and working in such a way that real advantages are offered to the drivers of such vehicles, but also environmental protection is taken into account with an actual ecological benefit,” explains Holger Thorsten Schubart.
Authors: David Kornblum, Gudrun Weise and Michael Postulka
Translation from German, original article can be found here: Game Changer in der Elektromobilität: Konzept Pi