Electric drive technology

Smartgrid EV Communication module (SpEC) SAE DC Charging Digital Communication Controller

Argonne has designed an SAE DC communication controller that enables adding 60–80 miles of range to an Electric Vehicle (EV) in less than 20 minutes.

Argonne analysis shows increased carbon intensity from Canadian oil sandsJune 25, 2015

Argonne National Laboratory this week released a study that shows gasoline and diesel refined from Canadian oil sands have a higher carbon impact than fuels derived from conventional domestic crude sources.

Two Argonne teams win pitch competition, advance to national Lab-Corps training programApril 24, 2015

On April 17, the judges chose these two technologies from a pool of six finalists to participate in the national Lab-Corps training program.

Vehicle Electrification

Advancing the future of electric vehicles by developing battery technologies that can increase the range, reliability and safety of electric vehicles while also reducing their cost

ARPA-E awards IIT-Argonne team $3.4 million for breakthrough battery technologyAugust 30, 2013

Carlo Segre, Duchossois Leadership Professor of Physics at Illinois Institute of Technology, has received a $3.4 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E) to develop a breakthrough battery technology that may more than double the current range of electric vehicles (EV), increase safety, reduce costs and simplify recharging.

New class of battery materials discoveredMay 9, 2012

Researchers have discovered a new class of battery electrode materials that will be essential to attaining safe and efficient lithium (Li) and sodium (Na) rechargeable energy storage systems for vehicle and large-scale electric utility use.