Hybrid & electric vehicles

Argonne Recognized for Excellence in Technology TransferApril 11, 2014

Argonne researchers receive 2014 Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer from the Federal Laboratory Consortium

EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future

Argonne National Laboratory develops and has managed collegiate vehicle technology competitions for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for more than a decade. The latest of these, EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future is a three-year collegiate student competition and the only program of its kind. Kicking off in 2011, the competition focuses on vehicle integration of advanced propulsion technologies and offers an unparalleled hands-on, real-world experience to educate the next generation of automotive engineers.

GE makes durathon industrial battery to meet growing energy needs

A new long-life battery built to aid utility companies in meeting the growing energy demands created by electric vehicles and the integration of solar and wind power on the national power grid was developed with the help of high-energy X-rays.

Three Argonne projects win DOE funding to improve vehicle technologiesSeptember 12, 2013

Argonne has received $4.7 million from the DOE for three projects to develop new vehicle technologies, including capacitors, electrochemical couples and electrolytes for batteries intended for hybrid and electric vehicles.

Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions

Training future engineers and automotive leaders and accelerating the development and demonstration of technologies of interest to the U.S. Department of Energy and the automotive industry

Argonne Now Magazine - Summer 2013

Summer 2013 issue of the biannual Argonne Now science magazine, featuring cover stories "How Your Smartphone Got So Smart," "The Grid of the Future," and "A True Sense of Security" as well as science news, haiku, history, and more.

Vehicle-Grid Interoperability

Argonne researchers provide support to emerging technology development in grid connectivity, bridging the needs of the EV manufacturers and the utility companies that supply electricity.