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Air pollution returns to “normal,” as new study shows EVs save $10,000 each in health costs

Amid the hardships of the recent pandemic-inspired lockdowns, some saw signs of hope for the future in the clear skies and quiet streets. Could the views of distant mountains from Los Angeles to New Delhi be made permanent? The object lesson provided by the lockdowns was that, if we want cleaner air, we know how… Read more »

DOE to provide $18 million for research on rare earth materials

The US Department of Energy (DOE) will provide up to $18 million for basic research to ensure the continued availability of rare earth elements. Neodymium, praseodymium, lanthanum and other rare earth materials are widely used in a variety of technological applications, including EV motors and wind turbines. The research will seek breakthroughs that increase the… Read more »

DOE offers up to $40 million for battery and electrification research

The Department of Energy (DOE) will provide up to $133 million for advanced vehicle technologies research, including $40 million for research into batteries and electrification. Those research topics include: Developing Li-ion batteries using silicon-based anodes Low-cost electric traction drive systems using no heavy rare earth materials Utility managed smart charging supporting projects that will demonstrate… Read more »

California and 7 other states commit to faster electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles

California is joining with seven other states to develop an action plan to put hundreds of thousands more zero-emission trucks and buses on the roads. This new medium- and heavy-duty vehicle collaborative effort will be implemented through the multi-state ZEV Task Force, and will be facilitated by the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management… Read more »

Responsible Battery Coalition and Argonne to partner on battery recycling initiative

The Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC) and research center Argonne National Laboratory have partnered to develop battery recycling technology. The partnership is the first industry-sponsored project with ReCell Center, an Argonne-led Li-ion battery research and development initiative that was launched by the Department of Energy in 2019. In the next two decades, global spent battery volume… Read more »

New DOE program to bring promising battery tech to commercialization

The US DOE has created a new program to help bring promising battery technologies that have been demonstrated at lab scale up to the level of maturity that can lead towards commercialization. The Lab Investment Incubator Activity is designed to attract “funds-in” investment from the private sector to overcome the technology and engineering challenges that… Read more »

DOE launches ReCell Center to improve battery recycling

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has launched a lithium-ion battery recycling center, the ReCell Center, at DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois. The ReCell Center’s goal is to develop profitable methods to dramatically improve battery recycling rates. DOE is funding the ReCell Center with $15 million over three years. The ReCell Center will have… Read more »

DOE to provide $30 million for new data science approaches in chemistry and material sciences

The DOE has announced plans to provide $30 million for new research that uses modern data science approaches to accelerate discovery in energy-related chemistry and materials sciences. National laboratories, universities, nonprofits, and companies will be eligible to apply for the three-year awards, which will be selected via peer review. The Basic Energy Sciences program in… Read more »

Massachusetts extends EV rebate program, tightens eligibility requirements

The state of Massachusetts has announced that it will extend its electric vehicle rebate program through the middle of next year, while also tightening eligibility requirements. Republican Governor Charlie Baker’s office announced that the popular MOR-EV program will now run through at least June 30, 2019. Starting on January 1, the program will provide a… Read more »