On January 18, 2024, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced $60 million in funding for a battery research consortium for pre-competitive, vehicle-related advanced battery research and development (R&D) that addresses critical priorities for the next phase of widescale EV commercialization. 

The funding opportunity (DE-FOA-0002965) was announced on June 12, 2023. 

Objective

The consortium will focus on R&D for EV batteries with enhanced performance; EV batteries using earth-abundant and domestically available battery materials; light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicle batteries; and more cost-efficient battery recycling processes.

Approach

The consortium will accelerate battery R&D that is relevant and responsive to the needs of EV manufacturers and will contribute to the domestic battery supply chain and recycling ecosystem that are essential to meeting the rapidly growing demand for EV batteries.

Selectee

NameLocation (city, state)Federal Share
United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC)Southfield, MI$60,000,000

*Selection for award negotiations is not a commitment by DOE to issue an award or provide funding. DOE and the applicants will first undergo a negotiation and DOE may cancel award negotiations and rescind the selection for any reason.