DETROIT - The US Advanced Battery Consortium is inviting new project proposals for advanced batteries for electric cars and hybrid vehicles.
Several companies, including Saft of France (through a US subsidiary), already have contracts to develop advanced batteries. The consortium has decided to extend its research.
Earlier, the consortium chose nickel-metal hydride as the most-promising battery in the medium term.
It sees lithium-ion batteries as the long-term solution.
Companies interested in submitting proposals should contact Eric Heim, USABC business manager, at (1)-313-561-7111.