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UNITED STATES COUNCIL FOR AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH LLC

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U.S. Advanced Battery Consortium LLC

Welcome to the official Web page of the U.S. Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) LLC.

Mission

To develop electrochemical energy storage technologies which support commercialization of fuel cell, hybrid, and electric vehicles.

Strategic Vision:

The USABC seeks to promote long-term R&D within the domestic electrochemical energy storage (EES) industry and to maintain a consortium that engages automobile manufacturers, EES manufacturers, the National Laboratories, universities, and other key stakeholders.

Objectives:

For high-energy and high power energy storage technologies and models, the USABC shall continue its focus on understanding and addressing the following factors:

  • Continue development of high-power battery technologies to reduce cost to $20/kW and extend life to 15 years.
  • Develop battery technology to support electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles.
  • Develop ultracapacitor technology for hybrid electric vehicle applications.
  • Conduct benchmarking activities for both high power and high energy batteries and ultracapacitors to validate technologies.
  • Publish technical goals and associated test procedures to guide the development of electrochemical energy storage systems.

 


To view documents by type, click on one of the links below.

USABC Requests for Proposal Information (RFPIs) and Related Documents

Energy Storage System Goals

USABC Manuals

USABC Cost Models

Publications

R & D News Highlights

Press Release: USABC AWARDS $7.7 MILLION CONTRACT TO ENVIA SYSTEMS FOR ADVANCED EV BATTERY TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., July 21, 2014 – The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), a collaborative organization operated by Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors, today announced the award of a $7.7 million advanced battery technology development contract for electric vehicle applications to Envia Systems of Newark, Calif.

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