The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced USD 209 million in funding goes to 26 new projects focusing on electric vehicles, advanced lithium-based batteries and connected vehicles, which are critical to securing America’s clean energy future. Additionally, a new public-private partnership to bridge gaps in the domestic lithium battery supply chain is announced as well aiming to develop these technologies to save families money, lower carbon pollution, and create high-quality jobs.
The 26 national laboratory projects will address four critical goals:
1. Significantly reducing the cost and size of next generation battery technology
2. Advancing extreme fast charging to allow for batteries to be fully charged in less than 15-minutes
3. Mitigating potential grid impacts of tens of millions of vehicles being charged across the nation
4. Streamlining cooperative vehicle-to-vehicle communications and controls that reduce energy use and emissions