Lithium-Ion Battery Maker EnerDel Teams With Nissan to Research Key Electric Vehicle Battery Material
“This project is about continuing the evolution of a critical technology. Nissan is one of the leading companies driving the electric vehicle market today. Over 12 months of discussions on this effort, our management and technical teams have had a tremendous opportunity to get know one another. We are looking forward to successful realization of this project’s important goals.”Charles Gassenheimer, CEO and Chairman of EnerDel
Advanced lithium-ion battery manufacturer EnerDel recently announced a partnership with Nissan Motor Co. of Japan; the purpose of which is to develop a new type of electrical conductive material intended to reduce cost and improve the performance of electric and hybrid vehicle batteries. The announcement follows the recent opening of EnerDel’s advanced battery production plant in Indianapolis, In.; one that currently stands as the only high volume manufacturing facility for automotive lithium-ion batteries in the U.S.
Under the new partnership, EnerDel and Nissan will co-fund research of a new electrolyte, a viscous liquid that serves as the essential conductive material between battery electrodes, at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) outside Chicago. EnerDel and Argonne recently cooperated on the development of the lithium titanate battery chemistry, for which they shared the prestigious R&D 100 Award for excellence in technology and innovative design from R&D Magazine, and an Excellence in Technology Transfer award.
The partnership between EnerDel and Nissan further continues the trend of mass-investment into electric and hybrid vehicles. As the race to build the most advanced, efficient, and environmentally battery continues; strategic partnerships such as this are likely to continue taking place.
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