PowerDrive Line – the ultra-fast charging electric car batteries project
The UK government has announced 12 winning projects to receive over 25 million Euros in grants
- June 16, 2018 20:30
- Olya Georgieva
The UK government has announced 12 winning projects to receive over 25 million Euros in grants, including a project to develop ultra-fast charging electric car batteries. The funding is being offered under the UK’s Faraday Battery Challenge, which is seeking to develop ultra-fast charging electric car batteries to support the country’s wider transition towards electric vehicles. The fund seeks to support solutions in demonstrating at a commercial scale, developed through collaboration between world-leading research and business stakeholders.
The most recent ultra-fast charging electric car batteries initiative to receive funding is the PowerDrive Line project, which is based in Southampton, UK. Materials company Ilika is focused on solid state battery cell development, and trying to demonstrate at commercial scale ultra-fast charging technology which could bring a vehicle to full charge in less than 25 minutes. Among the other projects to receive funding are a battery recycling scheme to develop the first UK industrial scale capability to reclaim and reuse essential metals from batteries; and a project led by a consortium headed by McLaren Automotive to accelerate the development of electrified powertrains.
Source: Government Europa
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