Hybrid & electric vehicles

Smart Grid EV Communication Module

Argonne has designed a DC charging system that conforms to SAE requirements and adds 60–80 miles of range to an electric vehicle in less than 20 minutes.

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.

Advanced Vehicle Technologies

Argonne’s talented multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers are working to solve the large and small challenges associated with developing advanced transportation technologies.

EV-Smart Grid Interoperability Centers in Europe and the United States

The EV-Smart Grid Interoperability Centers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre are providing a venue for global industry-government cooperation that is focused on the joint development of electric vehicle standards and test procedures.

Argonne to study safer handling of electric vehicle batteries after accidentsSeptember 17, 2012

Researchers will be receiving $1.5 million in funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to develop a procedure for managing the stranded energy left in high-voltage electric vehicle battery packs after an accident.