10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Claus Daniel, National Transportation Research Center Sustainable Transportation Program, ORNL
Transportation Science Seminar Series
Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (Building 5100), Auditorium (Room 128)
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Vehicles become ever more electric. While fully electric vehicles are still a rarity, their hybrid and plug-in cousins are becoming more numerous. However, widespread adoption is hampered by range anxiety and cost perception. Currently available plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are demonstrating comparable five-year ownership cost to their gasoline equivalents through dramatic fuel savings, but retail prices are far from the same. Battery packs in electric vehicles are too expensive, do not last long enough, and suffer from long recharge times. This talk will give an overview of the currently available technology, the next generation batteries to make electric vehicles truly competitive, and the research and development at ORNL to enable lower cost battery manufacturing with a domestic supply chain for the automotive industry. Electrochemical engineering, materials development, manufacturing sciences, and modeling and simulation in four ORNL directorates are working hand-in-hand to enable clean and secure electric highway transportation.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Claus Daniel is deputy director of ORNL's Sustainable Transportation Program, founding director of the DOE Battery Manufacturing R&D Facility at ORNL, and holds a joint faculty appointment with the University of Tennessee's Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education.