April 27, 2023
$130 million Electric Vehicle Center launching at U-M
In an effort to cultivate a robust electric vehicle ecosystem in the state where the modern auto industry was born, the University of Michigan Electric Vehicle Center launched April 27.
August 30, 2022
College of Engineering to lead $11M battery research center
A new $10.95 million research center, led by the College of Engineering and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, could help enable the development of advanced batteries and fuel cells for electric vehicles.
February 17, 2020
Tips for extending the lifetime of lithium-ion batteries
U-M researchers developed a list of nine best practices for lithium-ion battery lifetime extension after examining academic papers and manufacturers’ user manuals and customer-support websites.
March 31, 2017
U-M, Toyota Research Institute partner in $2.4M battery project
With a $2.4 million investment from the Toyota Research Institute, U-M researchers will develop computer simulation tools to predict automotive battery performance.
October 6, 2016
Battery startup Elegus Technologies enters $1.5M joint venture
U-M startup Elegus Technologies has formed a $1.5 million joint venture with two major industry players in an effort to make safer, longer-lasting lithium-ion batteries.
October 21, 2015
U-M battery pioneer startup Sakti3 acquired by Dyson
Sakti3, a U-M startup that pioneered a new battery platform, has been purchased by Dyson in a $90 million deal that follows an initial investment of $15 million earlier this year.
October 2, 2015
U-M Energy Institute opens world-class battery research lab
The U-M Energy Institute has opened its Battery Fabrication and Characterization User Facility to further expand the Midwest’s rapidly growing battery research and manufacturing capabilities.
January 28, 2015
Kevlar membrane makes for safer, thinner rechargeable batteries
New battery technology from U-M should be able to prevent the kind of fires that grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliners in 2013.