Group seeks information for advanced battery projects

The United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) is seeking requests for proposal information (RFPIs) for four projects related to advanced battery development for hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric and all-electric vehicles

The United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) is seeking requests for proposal information (RFPIs) for four projects related to advanced battery development for hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric and all-electric vehicles.

USABC said its four RFPIs include a 50% minimum cost share by developers and are focused on development of advanced batteries for electric vehicles (EVs); development of high-power, lower energy-energy storage system (LEESS) for power-assist hybrid electric vehicles (PAHEVs); development of advanced batteries for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs); and a technology assessment of proposed advanced battery technologies for EVs.

The RFPIs for advanced battery development are aimed at developers with electrochemical energy storage technologies that are capable of meeting or approaching the USABC long-term criteria for electric vehicle applications (www.uscar.org/usabc). The deadline for all four RFPIs is Jan. 29, 2010.

The USABC, founded in 1992, is a cooperative endeavor between automakers Chrysler Group, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. with the U.S. Dept. of Energy that aims to develop advanced electrochemical energy storage technologies that support commercialization of fuel cell, hybrid and electric vehicles.

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