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US Supports Goal of 1M Electric Cars by 2015

Reuters reported that the United States Department of Energy (DOE) supports President Obama’s goal of putting a million electric cars in the country’s highways by 2015. The country’s federal policies to achieve this goal will cost $7.5 billion until 2019, including $2.4 billion in grants to lithium-ion battery makers.

Lithium Battery Research Strong in the United States

In a recent webcast, Dr. Arun Majumdar discussed the United States Department of Energy's Clean Cities Program to support public and private partnerships that further lithium battery research, electric vehicle and alternative fuel transportation deployment and infrastructure development.

Toyota Adopts Tesla Laptop Battery Strategy for Electric Cars

Bloomberg reports that Automakers are testing packs of lithium-ion batteries assembled by Silicon Valley startup Tesla Motors Inc. costing less than bigger, car-only batteries favored by General Motors Co., Nissan Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp.