Automakers, Energy to spend $195M on R&D

Jul 18, 2005 | 06:21 AM | Philip Burgert

U.S.-based automakers and the Department of Energy (DOE) will spend $195 million over the next five years on research and development of lightweight materials and advanced battery technologies.

Materials and technologies targeted for development include nickel-metal hydride batteries, lithium ion systems, high-strength steel, new aluminum, magnesium and titanium alloys for vehicle framing, body, powertrain and engine components, and carbon fiber and polymer matrix composites.....

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