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DOE announces $187 million in funding to accelerate EV technologies and train electrified workforce

DOE will provide $99.5 million in new funding and an additional $87 million for 45 selected projects to develop EV technologies, train the electrified-transportation workforce and ensure equitable deployment of clean transportation in disadvantaged communities. The projects across 18 states and DC have multiple goals, including  improving EV charging infrastructure in underserved communities, developing EV… Read more »

DOE issues $16-million lab call to strengthen domestic manufacture of solid-state and flow batteries

A new lab call promotes collaboration between DOE National Laboratories and industry partners to accelerate the development, from innovation to scale-up and commercialization, of the manufacture of two types of advanced batteries: solid-state and flow. Solid-state batteries are widely considered to be a safer alternative to current batteries that use liquid electrolytes. Flow batteries, which… Read more »

Canadian CPO ChargerQuest uses Noodoe EV OS charging solution

Canadian charge point operator ChargerQuest has big ambitions—the company aims for nothing less than “dominance in the Canadian EV charging industry.” An integral part of ChargerQuest’s strategy is its partnership with software provider Noodoe, which offers a turnkey software platform “designed to meet the needs of fast-growing charging service providers.” Noodoe EV OS is a… Read more »

Automakers are shifting battery plant plans from Europe to the US. Does the European Commission have a solution?

Events in the EV industry are moving so fast that, even with the best will in the world, we journalists can publish things that turn out to be out of date or just plain wrong—when we do, a correction and a mea culpa are in order. In my latest Charging Forward column, which appears in… Read more »

DOE and DOT award $7 million for electric truck charging, hydrogen projects

The DOE has awarded $7.4 million to seven projects to develop medium- and heavy-duty EV charging and hydrogen infrastructure plans across 23 states. The seven projects receiving the money span the country, and address the drayage, regional haul and long-haul sectors. “A clean transportation sector requires vast investments across the entire industry, including to decarbonize… Read more »

Redwood Materials to receive $2-billion DOE loan, begins production of anode foil

Redwood Materials, the battery recycling firm headed by Tesla alum JB Straubel, has received conditional commitment for a $2-billion loan from the DOE’s Loan Program Office as part of the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program (ATVM). Redwood will draw upon this financing in tranches to support the phased construction and expansion of its battery… Read more »

Automobili Estrema’s electric hypercar does 0-200 mph in 10 seconds

The area around Modena, Italy has a long history of producing some of the world’s most famous and prestigious cars. A new resident of this storied region is Automobili Estrema, which was founded in 2020 by industry veteran Gianfranco Pizzuto, and counts several other illustrious automotive professionals among its execs. For its first product, the… Read more »

Nth Cycle wins $2.15-million DOE grant for electro-extraction technology

Nth Cycle, a metals processing and recycling technology company, has been awarded a $2.15-million grant from the DOE under the Battery Materials and Battery Manufacturing and Recycling Funding Opportunity (BMBMR) program.  According to the company, its low-emission refining technology, called electro-extraction, transforms the outputs of metal scrap, electronics recycling, untapped mining resources and waste from… Read more »

DOE to offer funding opportunity for direct extraction of lithium from geothermal brines

The DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) plans to issue a funding opportunity for direct lithium extraction from geothermal brines around November of 2022. The funding is aimed at the domestic production of battery-grade lithium hydroxide from geothermal brines, the diversification of the US supply of lithium hydroxide, the validation and demonstration… Read more »

DOE awards grant to NCSU and ComEd for extreme fast charging research

The DOE has awarded a $200,000 grant to North Carolina State University’s (NCSU) FREEDM Systems Center and electric utility ComEd for a research project aimed at boosting the efficiency of—and decreasing the cost of—extreme fast charging (XFC). The total budget for the project is $5 million, which includes cost sharing from other collaborators. “The goal… Read more »