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December 1, 2009

NREL Hosts IEA Meetings on Hybrid Electric Vehicles

NREL hosted meetings of the Executive Committee and three of the working groups of the International Energy Agency's (IEA's) Hybrid Electric Vehicle Implementing Agreement (HEV-IA) on October 26-30, 2009, to address the worldwide deployment of vehicles powered by clean energy.

June 29, 2009

Energy Storage R&D Showcased at Advanced Battery Conference

Results of cutting-edge battery research projects conducted by NREL's Energy Storage Team were presented at the first-of-its-kind Advanced Automotive Battery & EC Capacitor Conference held in June in Long Beach, California. The conference highlighted some of the latest advances in vehicle battery and ultracapacitor R&D and indicated where the technology is heading. NREL's research, sponsored by DOE and industry, looks at the critical issues surrounding the development of batteries for the hybrid electric and all-electric vehicles of the future, including battery lifetime, performance, safety, and cost, and explores ways to develop the safest, most efficient and most reliable batteries possible.

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