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Princeton gets government grant to develop better batteries for electric cars

August 27, 2013

The U.S. Department of Energy announced a grant of $963,389 to Princeton University for the development of longer-lasting rechargeable alkaline batteries to be used in electric vehicles.

Princeton University will use the grant award to develop unique alkaline battery chemistry for use in electric vehicles. Princeton University’s new technology uses abundant and inexpensive materials structured to enable a longer cycle life. If successful, Princeton’s new alkaline chemistry could result in low-cost electric vehicle batteries that require minimal shielding and packaging.