Hybrid & electric vehicles

Fueling the Economy

Argonne helps make the United States a front-runner in the production of materials for advanced lithium-ion batteries used in plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and other applications.

Electrifying the Automotive Market

The battery in the Chevy Volt is based on a cathode technology developed at Argonne that makes the battery safer, longer-lived, and more powerful.

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.

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.

Light Duty Electric Drive Vehicles Monthly Sales Updates

Currently available electric-drive vehicles (EDV) in the U.S market include hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), and all electric vehicles (AEV). Plug-in Vehicles (PEV) include both PHEV and AEV. HEVs debuted in the U.S. market in December 1999 with 17 sales of the first-generation Honda Insight, while the first PHEV (Chevrolet Volt) and AEV (Nissan Leaf) most recently debuted in December 2010. Electric drive vehicles are offered in several car and SUV models, and a few pickup and van models.