Electric Vehicles: Efforts to Complete Advanced Battery Development Will Require More Time and Funding
DIANE Publishing, Feb 1, 1996 - 44 pages
In early 1991, the three domestic auto companies formed a partnership known as the U.S. Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) to jointly sponsor advanced battery research. Later that year, the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) and representatives of the electric utility industry agreed to work together with the consort. This report determines 1. the progress that the USABC has made toward reaching its long-term and mid-term goals; 2. the funding that has been spent as of FY 1995 and the additional amounts, if any, that will be needed; and 3. the role of the DoE in managing the consortium.
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Page 36 - More extensive technical and editorial coMents are being provided to the General Accounting Office under separate cover. The Department hopes that the convents in both letters will be helpful in the preparation of the final report.
Page 15 - Please call me at (202) 512-3841 if you or your staff have any questions. Major contributors to this report are listed in appendix V.
Page 31 - There is significant potential for major improvement in the number of times a battery can be discharged and recharged before failing.
Page 22 - DOE contribution has been repaid, whichever occurs first The repayment obligation can be waived, in whole or in part, if DOE determines that repayment places USABC or its battery developers at a competitive disadvantage.
Page 4 - DOE officials who had considerable experience with advanced battery research convinced the automobile companies that considerable uncertainty existed as to whether long-term batteries could be successfully developed.
Page 28 - USABC believes both the competition and the varying approaches that result from having two contractors work on the same technology will increase the chances of success.