Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

Automated Disassembly Line Aims to Make Battery Recycling Safer, Faster

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory developed a robotic disassembly system for used electric vehicle batteries to make the process safer, more efficient and less costly. Credit: Jenny Woodbery/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy Originally published by Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak … [continued]

Argonne Study On Costs & Benefits Of New Transportation Technologies The Most Comprehensive To Date

A new Argonne study offers the most complete understanding yet of the costs of owning and operating a vehicle and how those costs vary by powertrain, from the conventional to the cutting-edge. Advanced vehicle technologies are sometimes more expensive to purchase than conventional technologies but often pay for themselves in reduced … [continued]

Wireless Charging — Get On The Bus

Originally published by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Researchers: Madhu Sudhan Chinthavali, Group Leader, & Steven L Campbell, Rafal P Wojda, Clayton T Hickey Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers demonstrated their wireless charging technology on an autonomous electric vehicle for the first time in a project with Local Motors. The charging system developed at ORNL was installed … [continued]

When & Where To Put EV Charging Stations In USA

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a nationwide modeling tool to help infrastructure planners decide where and when to locate electric vehicle charging stations along interstate highways. The goal is to encourage the adoption of EVs for cross-country travel. The free open-source software, called REVISE-II, takes into account EV growth forecasts, … [continued]

Hands-Free: Improving EV Wireless Charging At Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Originally published by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Consumer buy-in is key to the future of a decarbonized transportation sector in which electric vehicles largely replace today’s conventionally fueled cars and trucks. Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists have for several years now steadily advanced a wireless charging technology that can make … [continued]

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $6.5 Million to Modernize U.S. Water Infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with the National Alliance for Water Innovation (NAWI), announced a $6.5 million request for proposals (RFP) to develop new technologies for purifying non-traditional water sources. The advancements in desalination technologies will help propel the modernization of America’s water infrastructure, increase access to clean, … [continued]