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UNITED STATES COUNCIL FOR AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH LLC

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Sharing Technology for a Stronger America

Welcome to the website of the United States Council for Automotive Research LLC, the collaborative technology company of FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors.

 

About USCAR

The United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR) was founded in 1992. Its goal is to further strengthen the technology base of the U.S. auto industry through cooperative research and development.

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USCAR's main focus is to:
  • Create, support and direct U.S. cooperative research and development to advance automotive technologies.
  • Be responsive to the needs of our environment and society and include the appropriate public and private stakeholders.
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News Release: USABC AWARDS $732,448 BATTERY TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM CONTRACT TO NANORAMIC LABORATORIES

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Feb. 10, 2021 – The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), a subsidiary of the United States Council for Automotive Research LLC (USCAR), today announced the award of a $732,448 technology assessment program contract to Nanoramic Laboratories in Boston, Massachusetts to demonstrate Nanoramic’s high energy and power density lithium-ion battery based on polymer binder-free electrode technology in electric vehicle (EV) applications. [...] Read More

News Release: USABC AWARDS $1.04 MILLION BATTERY TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM CONTRACT TO MICROVAST INC.

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Nov. 16, 2020 – The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), a subsidiary of the United States Council for Automotive Research LLC (USCAR), and a collaborative organization of FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors, today announced the award of a $1.04 million technology assessment program contract to Microvast, Inc., in Stafford, Texas, to assess the properties and performance of Microvast’s aramid separator in Li-ion battery cells. [...] Read More

News Release: USABC AWARDS $2.4 MILLION CONTRACT TO WPI FOR DEVELOPMENT OF LOW-COST/FAST-CHARGE BATTERIES FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE APPLICATIONS

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., July 10, 2020 – The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), a subsidiary of the United States Council for Automotive Research LLC (USCAR), and a collaborative organization of FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors, today announced the award of a $2.4 million contract to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts to lead a program to develop low-cost/fast-charge batteries for electric vehicle (EV) applications. [...] Read More

News Release: USABC REISSUES 'BEYOND LITHIUM-ION' RFPI FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A LITHIUM ELECTRODE BASED CELL AND MANUFACTURING FOR AUTOMOTIVE TRACTION APPLICATIONS

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 13, 2020 – The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), a subsidiary of the United States Council for Automotive Research LLC (USCAR), and a collaborative organization of FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors, has reissued a ‘Beyond Lithium-Ion’ request for proposal information (RFPI) for development of a lithium electrode based cell and manufacturing for automotive traction applications. [...] Read More

News Release: USABC AWARDS $4.5 MILLION CONTRACT TO MICROVAST FOR DEVELOPMENT OF LOW-COST/FAST-CHARGE BATTERIES FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE APPLICATIONS

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 17, 2020 – The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), a subsidiary of the United States Council for Automotive Research LLC (USCAR), and a collaborative organization of FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors, today announced the award of a $4.5 million contract to Microvast Inc. in Stafford, Texas to lead a program to develop low-cost/fast-charge batteries for electric vehicle applications. [...] Read More

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