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New APRA-E Program Awards $36M for Electric Vehicle Development

August 28, 2013

Electric vehicles may be gaining momentum. In 2013, Tesla has outsold other luxury car makers in California and received high safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  To help support this growing industry, ARPA-E has granted a total of $36 million to 22 projects at national laboratories, universities, and private companies around the country as part of its new Robust Affordable Next Generation Energy Story Systems (RANGE) program. RANGE will work to harness this network of research to improve electric vehicle energy storage systems, therefore increasing driving range, through new chemistry and design. The universities receiving funding are: Arizona State University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Penn State University, Princeton University, Purdue University, Stanford University, UCLA, University of California-San Diego, University of Houston, and University of Maryland. Of the 22 projects, eight are at private entities, such as GE and BASF. Read the announcement...

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