DOE Posts Notice of Intent on EV Funding

June 3, 2024 by Dan McCue
DOE Posts Notice of Intent on EV Funding
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm.

WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy on Monday posted an intent to fund projects that advance research, development, demonstration and deployment in a number of areas related to the net-zero emission clean transportation sector.

Though no dollar value was attached to the potential funding opportunity, the department said its intention is to drive innovation in low-cost electric vehicle battery manufacturing, while fostering the development of a domestic supply chain in the sector.

In addition, department officials said conducting wide-scale demonstrations of smart-charge management will create confidence in the technology and the ability for it to effectively utilize the flexibility that EVs provide the grid.

In addition, the proposed funding would support programs:

  • Improving 12V lead-acid battery service life and performance requirements to meet critical safety features while reducing cost.
  • Developing cell, module, pack, vehicle or structural strategies that reduce cascading effects of EV fires.
  • Conducting research and development that would reduce the manufacturing cost at the electrode, cell and pack levels by at least 30% compared to the state of the art.
  • Researching, fabricating and testing silicon-based lithium battery cells that meet EV battery performance requirements.
  • Developing high energy density cathodes containing metal chalcogenide, oxide or halide materials that surpass the energy density of state-of-the art nickel cathodes.

As part of this approach, this anticipated FOA will encourage the participation of underserved communities and underrepresented groups. Applicants are highly encouraged to include individuals from groups historically underrepresented in STEM on their project teams.

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Dan can be reached at [email protected] and @DanMcCue

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