The Energy Department announced $19 million to support twelve new cost-shared research projects focused on batteries and vehicle electrification technologies to enable extreme fast charging. Selected research projects are focused on developing electric vehicle systems that can recharge rapidly at high power levels, decreasing typical charge times to 15 minutes or less using a connector or wireless fast charging. 

The nine selected battery projects focus on advanced anodes, electrolytes, and battery cell designs that can be charged rapidly- in less than 10 minutes -while still maintaining performance over the 10 year life goal. The three selected electrification projects will develop and verify electric drive systems and infrastructure for electric vehicle extreme fast charging which increases charging power levels from current home charging at 7 kW to power levels up to 400 kW and reduces typical charging times from 8 hours to 15 minutes or less.