DOE to award almost $20M to new research and development projects for advanced vehicle technologies

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This topic seeks proof-of-concept, or seedling projects that complement the VTO Battery500 Consortium’s research to more than double the specific energy (to 500 watt-hours per kilogram) of lithium battery technologies which will result in smaller, lighter weight, less expensive battery packs, and more affordable electric vehicles. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is issuing a program-wide funding opportunity ( DE-FOA-0001629 ) for the Vehicle Technologies Office of up to $19.7

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DOE to issue $47M FY17 Vehicle Technologies program-wide funding opportunity

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The objective of the VTO Battery500 Program is to research, develop, and demonstrate lithium battery technologies capable of achieving a cell specific energy of ≥500 Wh/kg while achieving 1,000 cycles. The two technologies being developed in the program are Lithium metal/Sulfur and Lithium metal/high Nickel Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) cells, using solid or concentrated liquid electrolytes.

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