Validation Testing Of Volt Battery Cells

Validation Testing Of Volt Battery Cells

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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