Battery firm Zenlabs Power has obtained a $four.Eight-million contract from the US Superior Battery Consortium (USABC) to develop low-cost, fast-charging batteries. The aim of the contract is to develop optimized cell designs and a scalable pre-Li technique for high-capacity silicon oxide anodes. The 50 % share contract funds a 30-month undertaking.
USABC is a subsidiary of the USA Council for Automotive Analysis (USCAR), a corporation that features Fiat Chrysler, Ford and GM.
“The low-cost/fast-charge know-how improvement contract award with Zenlabs is a part of USABC’s broad battery know-how analysis and improvement program,” stated Steve Zimmer, Government Director of USCAR. “Packages like this are important to advancing the know-how wanted to fulfill each near- and long-term objectives that can allow broader scale automobile electrification.”