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News Release: USABC REISSUES RFPI TO DEVELOP ACTIVE MATERIALS FOR AUTOMOTIVE TRACTION BATTERY CELL APPLICATIONS

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Nov. 28, 2018 – The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), a collaborative organization of FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors, has reissued its request for proposal information (RFPI) for the development of battery cell active materials for use in automotive traction applications.

The RFPI was reopened due to a strong and continued interest in this area. The RFPI is aimed at developers having cell active material (cathode and/or anode) technologies that have the capability of meeting the USABC goals, as listed in the full RFPI document http://www.uscar.org/commands/files_download.php?files_id=455. 

USABC seeks industrial-scale development consistent with intended high-volume automotive usages, supported by a detailed cost model for the active materials. Its focus is on technologies, including cell chemistries, that are most likely to achieve commercial success in the near term.

All developers submitting viable proposals will be required to have demonstration hardware and test results available. Applicants also will be required to submit a detailed schedule that would support commercialization by or before calendar year 2025.

The RFPI will remain active indefinitely to allow more submissions from individual developers as well as collaborative R&D/supplier teams.  Resulting contracts will include a 50 percent minimum cost share by the recipient.

For complete and detailed information on the RFPI for the “Development of Active Materials for Cells to be used in Automotive Traction Applications,” visit the USABC pages of the United States Council for Automotive Research LLC (USCAR) website at www.uscar.org/usabc. In addition, developers may contact Maureen Lahote, USABC business manager, at mlahote@uscar.org.   

USABC is a subsidiary of USCAR.  Enabled by a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy, USABC’s mission is to develop electrochemical energy storage technologies that support commercialization of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, electric and fuel cell vehicles.  In support of its mission, USABC has developed mid- and long-term goals to guide its projects and measure its progress.

About DOE
The U.S. Department of Energy’s overarching mission is to advance the national, economic and energy security of the United States. DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Office works with industry, academia and national laboratories to develop advanced transportation technologies that can enable more affordable mobility, strengthen domestic energy security, reduce our dependence on foreign sources of critical materials and enhance U.S. economic growth. Electrochemical energy storage has been identified as a key enabling technology for advanced, fuel-efficient, light and heavy-duty vehicles. 

About USCAR
Founded in 1992, USCAR is the collaborative automotive technology company for FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors. The goal of USCAR is to further strengthen the technology base of the domestic auto industry through cooperative research and development. For more information, visit www.uscar.org.

All USCAR Member companies have joined in becoming signatories of the Responsible Raw Materials Initiative (RRMI, now part of the Responsible Minerals Initiative, RMI) Declaration of Support.

                    

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