- Sustain clean energy research
- Secure the nation’s energy sources
- Reduce the United States dependency on foreign oil
A123 Systems Awarded DOE Grant:
One of the award winners, who received the 2nd largest grant of 249 million dollars, was A123 Systems headquartered in Watertown, MA. A123 Systems is working on a new class of Automotive Lithium Ion cells that deliver a new combination of power and safety, enabling design flexibility in transportation applications and vehicle platform electrification. The grant is a part of the DOE’s Electric Drive Vehicle Battery and Component Manufacturing Initiative, and will assist with A123‘s objective of building a world-class lithium ion battery manufacturing facility in the U.S.