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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 meet 2020 performance and cost goals (see Energy Storage System Goals).
  • Develop battery technology to support electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles.
  • Develop advanced material, sub-system and manufacturing technologies to support battery electric and hybrid 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.


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USABC Requests for Proposal Information (RFPIs) and Related Documents

Energy Storage System Goals

USABC Manuals

USABC Cost Models

USABC Document Archive


Publications

R & D News Highlights

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.

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