The US Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC) has awarded $7.7m to California-based Envia Systems for an electric vehicle (EV) battery technology project.
The three-year project is focused on the development of high-energy lithium-ion layered-layered cathode and silicon-based anode material for EV applications. The goal of the research programme is to develop an energy storage system that supports the commercialisation of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, electric and fuel cell vehicles.
The competitively bid contract is co-funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE). The awards follow previous research with USABC to develop advanced lithium-ion battery technology.
Steve Zimmer, executive director of US Council for Automotive Research LLC (USCAR) said: “These programs are essential to advance the technology needed to meet both near- and long-term goals that will enable increasingly efficient and affordable vehicle electrification.”