Tag: DoE

Oct 4, 2022 - 04:37 pm

USA to fund development lightweight EV materials

The US Department of Energy (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office has announced the selection of five industry-led research and development projects to develop lightweight materials to improve the energy efficiency of electric vehicles.

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Jul 26, 2022 - 01:31 pm

US DoE to loan Ultium Cells $2.5 billion

The US Department of Energy has announced that it will provide a $2.5 billion loan to the battery joint venture between General Motors and LG Energy Solution. Ultium Cells will use the money to finance the construction of new battery cell production facilities.

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Jul 3, 2022 - 03:49 pm

Zenlabs investor Lilium expects battery tech to power jets

Zenlabs Energy has received $3.5 million from the US Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) to co-fund a two-year project focusing on electrolyte and active materials in silicon-dominant anode cells. Jet maker Lilium has licensed the technology to power its zero-emission aircraft expected in 2025.

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Jun 7, 2021 - 12:01 pm

USA to focus on domestic EV battery recycling

The US government is wrapping up a 100-day review of the country’s supply chains in key areas such as e-mobility this week. The White House is presented with reports from several federal agencies, which could be released soon. So far, everything points to increasing battery recycling capacity across the US.

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Nov 16, 2020 - 01:59 pm

US Department of Energy releases Hydrogen Program Plan

The US Department of Energy (DOE) released its Hydrogen Program Plan to provide a strategic framework for the Department’s hydrogen research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) activities. In transport, the Hydrogen Plan focuses on hard-to-decarbonise sectors such as aviation, heavy-duty transport and marine applications.

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Nov 4, 2019 - 01:31 pm

Magna working on next gen electric motor

In the USA, Magna is now working with the Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Wisconsin-Madison to develop an electric motor with a significantly higher power density and lower costs. The project is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Sep 2, 2018 - 04:14 pm

Delta working on 400 kW HPC with partners

Delta Electronics is working on a project to develop an Extreme Fast Charger (XFC) with a solid-state transformer with capacities up to 400 kW. The project is supported by the US government for a three-year research period, and is being conducted in cooperation with General Motors.

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Apr 11, 2018 - 02:46 pm

Wireless charging for Kia Soul EV

Kia America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI) and Mojo Mobility have completed a three-year project to develop a wireless fast-charging system on a test fleet of Kia Soul EVs. The project claims 85% efficiency when charging with up to 10kW.

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Apr 9, 2018 - 10:30 pm

Blue Bird electric school buses now fully certified

US bus maker Blue Bird has received all required certifications for its electric school buses which are now in pre-production. The company also opened the order books and their EVs qualify for grants available in California and New York respectively.

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Jul 14, 2017 - 08:08 am

Mercedes, DoE, GM, Volvo, Ricardo.

Mercedes strengthens EV activities at home: After an intense struggle between Daimler’s management and the works council, the Untertürkheim site will become home to Mercedes’ fourth battery production as well as a hotspot for electric drives and components with more than 250 jobs to be generated. Apart from batteries, the agreement includes assemblage of powertrain modules for EVs of the EQ brand and the creation of a “project house eATS” in order to gain additional know-how for the next-gen electric drive systems. Finally, the ‘E-Technikum‘ agreed on in the first stage of negotiations, shall significantly expand to form a competence centre for electric mobility.
greencarcongress.com, europe.autonews.com, media.daimler.com

The DoE raises 19.4m dollars to support 22 research projects, among them activities of Mercedes-Benz and GM. Both look into Li-sulfur batteries. Key topics are advanced battery tech, lightweight materials, engine emission control technologies and energy efficient mobility systems (EEMS).
greencarcongress.com

Hybrid wheel loader by Volvo: Supported by the California Energy Commission, Volvo presented a prototype of its LX1 hybrid wheel loader that shall have 50% better fuel efficiency while doing the work of an even larger wheel loader. The new model couples a much smaller diesel engine (3 litre instead of 13 litre) with electric motors and hydraulics and a battery energy storage system.
greencarcongress.com

Ricardo’s new EV battery control tech: The British supplier draws attention to its new BMS for EVs that is said to be adaptable to a broad range of applications. Partly developed in the frame of a Li-sulfur project, the BMS shall optimise the performance of cell chemistries.
greencarcongress.com, ngtnews.com

May 12, 2017 - 08:29 am

Global Power Synergy, Tesla, DOE, BASF, VW.

Petrol dollars for battery factory: Thai oil company PTT sends his subsidiary Global Power Synergy (GPSC) to erect a plant for battery production in Thailand by next year. A technology has been found already as GPSC signed a license agreement with 24M, an A123 spin-off, for their semi-solid electrolyte technology. GPSC thus has the copyright to produce Li-ion batteries in Thailand and Asean countries and hopes to utilise them as back up storage for energy from renewables. However, talks have been held with both Tesla and GM regarding battery back up for their vehicles allegedly.
nationmultimedia.com

Tesla delivers details for its solar tiles and says one square foot (0.09 sqm) cost about 22 dollars on average – less than conventional PV systems and including battery backup. Installations are lined up this summer in the States, but clients overseas will have to wait until next year.
bloomberg.com, tesla.com (cost calculator)

Nanoparticles improve fuel cells: Researchers at the DOE’s Ames Laboratory started to make smaller, more efficient intermetallic nanoparticles which also use less platinum for fuel cells. The trick lies in the surface-to-volume ratio and some added zinc.
ameslab.gov, greencarcongress.com

Applications are open for the ‘Science Award Electrochemistry’ from BASF and VW. The award is worth 100,000 euros in total with 40,000 for the winner alone. Researchers may apply until August 18.
Apply via basf.com

May 3, 2017 - 08:43 am

Departement of Energy.

In the USA 58% of EVs are SUVs and large cars, the DoE finds for the past year. While electric drivers seem to like it big, PHEV purchasers preferred compact (42%) and midsize cars (40%).
greencarcongress.com

Oct 14, 2015 - 10:04 am

DoE, UC Riverside, Efficient Drivetrains & Ford, Sandia National Lab.

20m dollars for fuel cell research will be spent by the DoE on ten projects in the States concerning fuel cell and hydrogen technologies. Furthermore, the energy department has published its latest “Fuel Cell Technologies Market Report 2014″ online.
greencarcongress.com, energy.gov (download report as pdf)

Mushroom battery: Scientists at University of California Riverside found a natural graphite substitute for battery anodes: Portabello mushroom skin. It is porous and also contain high amounts of potassium salt. The research might eventually lead to cheaper and more efficient batteries.
electriccarsreport.com, gizmag.com

Hybrid deal: Efficient Drivetrains (EDI) and Ford entered into a license agreement for hybrid vehicle patents. Some of the patents are owned by the University of California-Davis and include the work of Dr. Andrew A. Frank, who is also a founder of EDI.
greencarcongress.com, businesswire.com

H2 production: A team from Sandia National Lab boosts hydrogen production activity four-fold by replacing platin in catalysts with molybdenum disulfide, Molly in short. The process decreases the cost of hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) as Molly is a low-cost catalyst in solar-driven water splitting.
greencarcongress.com, sciencedaily.com

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Most clicked link on Tuesday was the show race in Japan serving Tesla to present a rather rough side of the Model S – slide on the wild side.
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Sep 21, 2015 - 07:54 am

DOE, Brembo, Enevate, Samsung SDI.

Millions for progress in EV technology: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded nearly 55m dollars to 24 projects to develop innovative vehicle technologies. 16 projects are part of the “EV Everywhere Grand Challenge,” aiming to reduce the price and improve the efficiency of plug-in electric vehicles.
greencarcongress.com, ngtnews.com, manufacturing.net, energy.gov

Brembo traction for EVs: Brembo presented their concept for autonomous vehicles at the IAA in Frankfurt. It comes with four in-wheel permanent magnet electric motors and light-weight brakes. The controller will coordinate traction and regeneration, resulting in high efficiency. Brembo participates in the EU-LIVE project (Efficient Urban Light Vehicles).
brembo.com

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Enevate secures funding: California-based company Enevate announced that it raised 30m dollars to bring its next-generation Li-ion batteries into volume production. Enevate claims its silicon-dominant composite anodes for rechargeable Li-ion polymer batteries increase energy density by 25 to 50 percent over conventional graphite anode cells.
greencarcongress.com

Samsung batteries for Bentley: Volkswagen named Samsung SDI as the supplier of batteries for the new Bentley Bentayga, the carmaker’s first plug-in hybrid luxury SUV. Samsung is in competition with LG in this market, but declined to comment on any customers.
yonhapnews.co.kr

Sep 15, 2015 - 07:01 am

DoE, rare earth, BMW, Hyundai.

11m dollars in funding is what the U.S. Department of Energy is offering for the electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicle powertrains. Both electric and hybrid vehicle projects will be considered, as long as they decrease fuel consumption by at least 50 percent compared to conventional vehicles.
greencarcongress.com

Cheaper rare earth: Two years after China had to give in to the WTO and waive export regulations restricting the trade of rare earth minerals (we reported), prices fell by about 50 percent. While one ton cost an average of 25,600 dollars in 2013, it now sells for 12,100 dollars/ton.
yonhapnews.co.kr

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New BMW Lightweight centre: The German manufacturer has laid the foundation for its new Lightweight Design Center at BMW’s Landshut site. By 2016, about 160 engineers will research new materials that will also be used in the i-series. BMW will invest 20m euros (22m dollars) in the R&D facility.
greencarcongress.com

Cheaper FCV: Hyundai has developed its own membrane electrode assembly after ten years of research. The company thus no longer needs to import the core component of fuel cells. The new membrane is said to be stronger, more durable and cheaper than the previously imported MEA.
koreaherald.com

Jul 17, 2015 - 08:16 am

Siemens & FreeWire, Tanger & ChargePoint, Hesperange, DoE.

Free wired: Siemens and FreeWire partner to ultimately commercialise the Mobi Charger. It features 2nd life on-board batteries and Siemens’ eCar Operation Center VersiCharge technology. A three month pilot will run at LinkedIn’s Mountain View campus.
greencarcongress.com, greenpowertrain.automotive-business-review.com

Shop and Charge: Tanger Factory Outlet Centers teamed up with ChargePoint in the U.S. to install EV charging stations at 23 of its 46 designer outlets. The first 18 locations have been equipped and another five are currently under construction. Solar arrays will be installed as well.
bizjournals.com

Communal mobility: Hesperange in Luxembourg now offers 18 electric bikes and 4 BMW i3 for rent to tourists and locals alike. The cars can be picked up at stations around the city. Subscriptions range from annual to payment by the hour for pedelecs (2 euros) or per minute (0.35 euros) for an electric car.
wort.lu

Electric CV funding: The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) will release funding for drivetrain electrification for commercial vehicles and dual fuel fleet demonstration. So far, the DOE only stated their intent, in order to enable possible project partners to prepare. The FOA will be issued in August.
greencarcongress.com

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Jul 3, 2015 - 08:32 am

DoE, Carnegie Mellon University, Sealander, Panasonic Electric.

Asia vs America: The U.S. has a chance to tackle Asian dominance in the battery industry, a report by the DOE’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Analysis Center (CEMAC) found. American industry could take a market share of 32% if its realises its potential, i.e. through projects like the Gigafactory and in the area of electrodes and other processed materials.
energy.gov (report) via chargedevs.com

It depends on where you are, if you wish to determine CO2 emissions of either a Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt or Toyota Prius a study by Carnegie Mellon University suggests. Researchers made a range of assumptions for regional boundaries of analysis, electricity emission factors, and charging patterns that go beyond the electricity mix alone.
greencarcongress.com, huffingtonpost.com, greencarcongress.com (policy brief)

Sea and land camper: The Sealander is an innovative caravan that serves as a trailer on land and turns into an electric (mini) yacht on water. Built and designed in Germany, pricing for the 4-metre mobile home start at 17,990 euros plus an electric motor with either 3 or 6 hp and a choice of two batteries.
luxus.welt.de (in German), sealander.de (website in English)

Versatile high voltage relais: Panasonic Electric launched the HES relay, designed for applications of up to 35A/277V AC, such as charging stations. It is compact and through the large contact gap (3mm) combined with rapid opening of the contacts high DC loads up to 220V/10A can be handled reliably.
panasonic-electric-works.com

Jun 11, 2015 - 08:00 am

Daimler, Ballard Power Systems, Evolute Drives, DoE.

Deutsche-Accumotive-BatteryDaimler readies its power packs: The German carmaker is now taking orders for its stationary batteries for home use. Reservations can be placed without obligation via Accumotive with deliveries scheduled to start from September this year.
greencarcongress.com, schlauerspeichern.de (reservation, in German)

Fuel cell module exclusively for China trams: Ballard Power Systems has signed an agreement with Chinese Tangshan Railway Vehicle Company (TRC). It will see Ballard develop a new fuel cell module specifically for TRC’s trams in China. A prototype shall be up and running by 2016.
greencarcongress.com

Funding wanted: Evolute Drives, a sister company of Drive System Design (DSD), is now looking for investors to help fund the commercialisation of its MSYS multi-speed transmission system for hybrids and electric vehicles. It is said to provide EVs with up to 15% more range (we reported).
greencarcongress.com

Funding granted: The US Department of Energy (DOE) has chosen 162 projects, which are to receive 26.6 million dollars in the 2015 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Awards. Among them are projects developing batteries while two are hydrogen related.
greencarcongress.com

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Most clicked link on Wednesday was our news on Volvo’s first fully electric bus.
automotiveworld.com

Jun 10, 2015 - 08:11 am

Chargemaster, Streez, DOE + EEI, Mitsubishi, Endesa, Great River Energy.

In case of fire: Chargemaster has completed the installation of 156 charge points for the London Fire Brigade. The chargers can be found at 71 fire stations and 5 other sites across the British capital, even though the Brigade so far only operates 5 electric cars.
news.cision.com, fleetnews.co.uk

Electric ride sharing: Swiss Streez will introduce a new kind of chauffeur service in December, using with female drivers only. First customers will be businesses only, but the fleet of 20 Tesla Model S and 20 BYD EVs will soon to be extended to private customers looking for a shared ride. If the start in Zurich is a success, other cities might soon become a member in the ‘Club of Streez,’ too.
aargauerzeitung.ch (in German)

EV partners: The Department of Energy (DOE) and Edison Electric Institute (EEI) plan to increase EV acceptance. Measures include research, infrastructure and consultancy. Furthermore, EEI says its fleet electrification efforts will total 90 million dollars spend on 800 PHEV and 740 charge points this year.
greencarcongress.com, electriccarsreport.com

V2G charging station: Mitsubishi and Endesa showcase their bi-directional charging station at the InterSolar Europe. The Spanish utility only recently announced its partnership with Nissan for the distribution of V2G charging equipment. Furthermore, Mitsubishi said it would introduce a prepaid card for charging stations by German utility RWE.
saving-volt.de (in German)

Rejoicing on renewables: Minnesota’s utility provider Great River Energy allows customers to charge their PHEV with wind power – free of charge. The service is part of the new ‘Revolt’ programme, aimed at encouraging people to buy or lease electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles.
midwestenergynews.com

Mar 25, 2015 - 09:57 am

Siemens, ABB, DoE, Rutgers University.

Light-weight electric motor for planes: Siemens has developed a 50-kilo electric drive for aircrafts. With 260 kW output, its power-to-weight ratio of 5 kW/kg makes it suitable to drive propellers of larger aircrafts (up to 2 tons at take-off). Siemens is planning to start flight-testing already this year.
greencarcongress.com, siemens.com

New electric drive for ships: ABB introduced the Azipod D, a new electric propulsion system that caters for a larger range of vessels. It gives designers and ship builders increased design flexibility. Power ranges from 1.6 to 7 MW per unit.
abb.com

The DoE is handing out funds to small business. Three Office of Science projects concentrate on hydrogen production from electrolysis and hydrogen systems for FCEVs. In total, 94 projects will receive about 96 million dollars in funding. The three H2 projects are to receive about a million dollars each.
greencarcongress.com

Non-noble catalyst: Researchers at Rutgers University have developed a new noble metal-free catalyst using nickel-5 and phosphide-4. The catalyst is said to perform as well as platinum for the hydrogen evolution reaction in both strong acid and base.
greencarcongress.com

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Most clicked link on Tuesday was the Jinma JMW2200, a micro EV from China that looks a lot like BMW’s i3.
carnewschina.com

Mar 11, 2015 - 09:18 am

UK, Electric Highway, Budapest, DoE, Oregon.

British government plugs in: The UK government yesterday announced the purchase of 140 ultra-low emission vehicles as part of a five million pound investment scheme. The all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles will be used by 15 government departments and agencies.
clickgreen.org.uk, gov.uk

Electric Highway update: Operator Ecotricity announced that the about 50 AC chargers currently out of order will be serviced in the coming months. Ecotricity also plans on doubling charge points at current locations and expanding along “A-routes.” Moreover, the company is working on an app to show the availability of chargers in real-time.
autovolt-magazine.com, transportevolved.com

E-bus in Hungary: An eight metre long electric bus by Hungarian manufacturer Evopro has gone into service in Budapest. It is still a prototype called Medio Electric and is a first step toward the country’s goal of becoming a leader in the electric bus market in Central Europe.
hungarytoday.hu

DoE funds EV acceptance: The U.S. Department of Energy earmarked 6 million dollars for a total of 11 projects aimed at improving potential buyers’ experiences with alternative fuel and plug-in electric vehicles. The so-called Clean Cities programme will focus on the areas of “on-the-road demonstrations, safety-related training, and emergency preparedness.”
greencarcongress.com

EV drivers asked to loosen purse strings: Starting in July, Oregon will become the first state in the U.S. to collect road fees based on miles driven instead of a state tax added to petrol prices. The reason is the increasing number of electric and hybrid vehicles on the road that will now have to pay up as well.
hybridcars.com

Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2022/10/04/usa-to-fund-development-lightweight-ev-materials/
04.10.2022 16:16