United States Advanced Battery Consortium Reopens 4 High-Performance Battery Projects

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United States Advanced Battery Consortium, known also as USABC—a collaborative organization operated by Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors— announced a new initiative in which it’s seeking new project proposals for the development of advanced high-performance batteries for vehicle applications.

USABC reopened four requests for proposal information (RFPIs) and targets for commercialization by 2020:

  • electric vehicle (EV) cells and/or systems
  • 12-volt start-stop vehicles
  • plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV)
  • and emerging 48-volt mild-hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs)

“The RFPIs will remain active indefinitely to prompt more submissions from individual developers as well as collaborative R&D/supplier teams.  Each requires a 50 percent minimum cost share.”

“All developers and teams submitting viable proposals will be required to have demonstration hardware and test results available. Applicants also will be required to submit a detailed schedule that indicates when full-scale prototype hardware will be available as well as the developer’s commercialization plans.”

Maybe this time the grants will fall to someone who can deliver an actual breakthrough.

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2 responses to "United States Advanced Battery Consortium Reopens 4 High-Performance Battery Projects"

  1. ffbj says:

    Hopefully they will come up with something truly groundbreaking and not something that merely breaks. Hopefully you will not have to get out and get under!

  2. V Bowman says:

    Ha! Truly enjoyed that… Thanks!