Deep in the heart of a state that’s famous for petroleum and pickup trucks, Austin Energy, the electric utility that serves the capital city, is a leader in promoting electric vehicles. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded the company an additional $500,000 to encourage plug-in vehicle adoption in Central Texas. Austin Energy has… Read more »
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The federal government will award up to $120 million over five years to establish an Energy Storage Hub led by Chicago’s Argonne National Laboratory.
Governor Brown issued an executive order in March that directs state government to support the rapid commercialization of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) in the state.
The DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has selected 19 new projects that will receive a total of $43 million to develop new energy storage technologies. The projects are supported through two new ARPA-E programs – Advanced Management and Protection of Energy Storage Devices (AMPED) and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) – and will focus… Read more »
Envia Systems crushed the record for energy density of an automotive rechargeable Li-ion battery at 400Wh/kg. Now all the small start-up has to do is partner with everybody, become the industry standard, and change the world. Most of us know the public library as a place to get some free Wi-Fi, meet up with people for… Read more »
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law authorized $7.5 billion of investment in EV charging infrastructure, which the Biden Administration says will be used to build a national network of 500,000 public chargers. Over the last year, the government has been developing a plan (complete with the usual alphabet soup of working groups and programs) to distribute that… Read more »
The DOE is overseeing a collaboration among utilities, national labs, state and local governments, automakers and other organizations that aims to advance the development of V2X technology. The Vehicle to Everything (V2X) Memorandum of Understanding will “bring together cutting-edge resources from DOE, utilities and private entities to evaluate technical and economic feasibility as we integrate… Read more »
The US Department of Energy (DOE), in coordination with the Department of Labor and the AFL-CIO, has announced the launch of a national workforce development strategy for lithium-ion battery manufacturing. As part of a $5-million investment, DOE will support up to five pilot training programs in energy and automotive communities, and advance workforce partnerships between… Read more »
Long recharge times of EVs are considered one of the major impediments to widespread consumer adoption. As the entire industry is identifying solutions to meeting aggressive recharge targets, the Department of Energy and its National Laboratories are also actively working on characterizing High Power EV Charging progress, analyzing gird impacts, and developing mitigation strategies. This… Read more »
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, aka the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal—whatever you call it, it provides a plentiful pot of federal funding for EV charging infrastructure. When Charged spoke with former EPA official Margo Oge in January about the policy, we asked her how long it would take before the money starts to flow. “I… Read more »