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Batteries2020 - increase the lifetime of Li-lon batteries used by electric vehicles, reduce their cost

Batteries2020 is a consortium that brings together 9 partners from 7 EU member states (Spain, Denmark, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany' with the aim to increase the lifetime of Li/lon batteries used by electric vehicles. Specific objectives include (1) the creation of a competitive European industrial cell production, (2) the adoption of a sandardised methodology for battery life testing and lifetime prediction and (3) reduction of costs, among others. The project is co-funded by the Eco-innovation initiative of the European Union. The consortium includes IK4-IKERLAN research centre (Spain); Umicore technology group (Belgium); Leclanche battery manufacturer (Switzerland/ Germany); FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (Italy); Abengoa (Spain); Aalborg University (Denmark); IME University (Germany); ISEA RWTHAACHEN University (Germany); Vrije Universitet Brussel (Belgium); EUROBAT (Belgium).