Princeton Gets More Money E-Car Batteries
One of the most frequently heard knocks on electric cars is that the batteries don’t last very long. The U.S. Dept. Of Energy (DOE) is looking to New Jersey to help solve the problem. Princeton University is getting almost $1 million to develop longer-lasting rechargeable alkaline batteries to be used in electric vehicles.
“I heartily congratulate Princeton University for this grant and for bolstering New Jersey’s reputation for innovation,” said U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez. “Electric vehicles reduce our dependence on oil, improve air quality, and are growing popular because they are fun to drive.”
Princeton University will get a $963,389 grant to develop unique alkaline battery chemistry for use in electric vehicles. If successful, the chemistry could result in low-cost electric vehicle batteries that require far less shielding and packaging.
“I eagerly support Princeton University’s research unlocking the chemical secrets that will help make electric vehicles even more affordable and help American manufacturers continue their leadership position in the market,” said Menendez.