Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are focusing on a suite of technologies to put more electric and hybrid vehicles on the road.

oakridgeAs a member of the recently announced clean vehicles consortium, part of the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are focusing on a suite of technologies to put more electric and hybrid vehicles on the road.

Working with the University of Michigan, which leads the consortium announced by the Department of Energy, ORNL will contribute in the areas of advanced systems integration, vehicle electrification, batteries and energy storage, characterization, optimization and combustion of biofuels and lightweighting structures, said Robert Wagner of ORNL’s Energy and Transportation Science Division.

Government funding for the Clean Energy Research Center totals $25M, with the clean vehicles and clean coal consortia, announced the same day, each to receive $12.5M over the next five years. The funding is to be matched by the grantees.

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Source: Pollution Online
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