Hybrid & electric vehicles

Turning up the heat: Argonne’s thermal cell facility puts vehicles to the testAugust 30, 2012

Argonne’s world-class Advanced Powertrain Research Facility now includes a thermal chamber that can deliver temperatures ranging from frigid cold to sweltering heat.

The long, winding road to advanced batteries for electric carsJuly 18, 2012

Batteries have come a long way since Alessandro Volta first discovered in 1800 that two unlike metals, when separated by an acidic solution, could produce an electric current. In their evolution, batteries have taken on various forms, ranging from lead-acid, to nickel-metal hydride, to current-day lithium-ion.

Nanofluids improve performance of vehicle componentsMarch 9, 2012

Argonne researchers are working with two industrial partners to create nanofluids that improve the cooling of power electronics in hybrid electric vehicles.

Ground being laid for EV-Grid compatibility in the United States and European UnionDecember 1, 2011

Argonne will host one of two Electric Vehicle-Smart Grid Interoperability Centers being established by the U.S. Department of Energy and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre to facilitate transatlantic interoperability between electric vehicles and the charging infrastructure.