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Sharing Technology for a Stronger America

Welcome to the website of the United States Council for Automotive Research LLC, the collaborative technology company of FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors.

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About USCAR

The United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR) was founded in 1992. Its goal is to further strengthen the technology base of the U.S. auto industry through cooperative research and development.

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USCAR's main focus is to:
  • Create, support and direct U.S. cooperative research and development to advance automotive technologies.
  • Be responsive to the needs of our environment and society and include the appropriate public and private stakeholders.

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Press Release: USABC AWARDS $7 MILLION IN ADVANCED EV BATTERY DEVELOPMENT CONTRACTS TO FARASIS ENERGY AND PPG

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 11, 2017 – The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), a collaborative organization of FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors, today announced the award of two advanced electric vehicle (EV) battery development/manufacturing contracts, together valued at more than $7 million, to Farasis Energy Inc. in Hayward, California, and PPG in Allison Park, Pennsylvania. [...] Read More

Press Release: USABC AWARDS $2.5 MILLION ADVANCED BATTERY SEPARATORS DEVELOPMENT CONTRACT TO CELGARD LLC

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 3, 2017 – The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), a collaborative organization of FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors, today announced the award of an advanced battery separators development contract, valued at $2.5 million, to Celgard LLC in Charlotte, N.C. [...] Read More

Press Release: USAMP TEAM MAKES SIGNIFICANT STRIDES IN DEVELOPMENT OF THIRD-GENERATION ADVANCED HIGH-STRENGTH STEELS

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Jan. 5, 2017 – A project team led by the United States Automotive Materials Partnership LLC (USAMP), a wholly owned subsidiary of the U.S. Council for Automotive Research LLC representing FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors, is nearing completion of a multiyear effort to develop an Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) model for third-generation advanced high-strength steels (3GAHSS). When complete, the ICME model is expected to aid the development of 3GAHSS alloys for use in lightweighting automotive vehicle components and assemblies. [...] Read More

Press Release: USABC ISSUES RFPI FOR BATTERY-ELECTRIFIED VEHICLE BENCHMARKING STUDY

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Aug. 15, 2016 – The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), a collaborative organization of FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors, has issued a request for proposal information (RFPI) for a battery-electrified vehicle benchmarking study. [...] Read More

Press Release: USABC REISSUES RFPI TO DEVELOP IMPROVED THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR LI-ION BATTERIES IN VEHICLES

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., July 6, 2016 – The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), a collaborative organization of FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors, has reissued its request for proposal information (RFPI) for improved thermal management system development for lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries used in vehicle applications. [...] Read More

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