Four UK-based research projects aimed at improving EV battery technology are to receive 42 million pounds in funding through the Faraday Institution, a government-backed body. Projects include work to examine damage to EV batteries over time, as well as the development of solid state batteries.
The Farady Institution is a body backed by the British government. It has 42 million pounds to spend on battery research and has awarded four projects. All are led by universities.
The University of Cambridge, with nine other university and 10 industry partners, will look at how environmental and internal battery stresses damage EV batteries over time. They aim to optimise battery materials and cells to extend battery life.
Imperial College London (ICL) will lead a consortium of six other academic institutions and 17 industry partners to develop new software tools to understand and predict battery performance and to create better models.
A project led by the University of Birmingham, including seven other universities and 14 industrial partners, will look at battery recycling and aims to recover a 100 percent of the materials.
Lastly, the University of Oxford will lead an effort with six other university partners and nine industrial partners to make solid-state batteries market ready.