Posts Tagged: Research

President Obama pushes research into EVs and other advanced transportation technologies

In a speech at the Argonne National Laboratory, President Obama proposed a new Energy Security Trust Fund to invest in research into post-petroleum transportation technologies, including electric vehicles. The plan sets aside $2 billion over 10 years from royalty revenues paid to the federal government by oil and gas producers. The government collects more than… Read more »

ARPA-E’s new RANGE program offers $20m for battery research

If you think you can develop an EV battery that delivers three times the range for a third less cost than current designs, you can claim a slice of $20 million in research funding from the DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). The agency has issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for the… Read more »

New class of power inverter could lead to lighter and cheaper EVs

A researcher at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) has invented a new class of power inverter that could lead to cheaper and lighter traction motors and power electronics for EVs.  Power inverters are a key component of EVs, as well as related technologies such as solar power and battery storage. Current inverters with multiple switching… Read more »