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A small New York City startup is hoping it has the next big solution in energy storage. A video documents what the company's breakthrough means for the future of grid-scale energy storage. Learn more.

Batteries have changed a lot in the past century, but there is still work to do. Improving this type of energy storage technology will have dramatic impacts on the way Americans travel and the ability to incorporate renewable energy into the nation’s electric grid.

On the transportation side, the Energy Department is working to reduce the costs and weight of electric vehicle batteries while increasing their energy storage and lifespan. The Department is also supports research, development and deployment of battery technologies that would allow the electric grid to store excess energy to meet future demand. 

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At Argonne's Advanced Powertrain Research Facility, researchers conduct vehicle benchmarking and testing activities that provide data critical to the development and commercialization of next-generation vehicles.| Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory

Highlighting our list of the most interesting facts about electric vehicles.

ARPA-E Awardee PARC Aims to Change the Way We Think About Batteries
Dr. Eric Shrader, the principal investigator of PARC’s battery co-extrusion project, talks about battery innovation and the company's project with ARPA-E. | Photo courtesy of PARC.

Learn how PARC, with help from ARPA-E funding, is working to manufacture batteries more efficiently.

EV Everywhere Charges Up the Workplace
As part of the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge, the new Workplace Charging Challenge aims to expand access to charging stations in cities across the U.S. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.

As part of the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge, the new Workplace Charging Challenge aims to expand access to charging stations in cities across the U.S.