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USA, China Universities to Collaborate on Electric Car Batteries

Shanghai Jiao Tong University and University of Michigan to work on lithium-air batteries.

Published: 01-Jul-2010

DRIVERS of electric cars won't have to worry about battery charging in future as American and Chinese scientists are collaborating to develop a new type of battery to increase its capacity.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University and University of Michigan signed a contract today, planning to invest US$3 million into new energy research.

"Scientists of the two countries will develop sustainable energy for effective clean vehicles," said Mary Coleman, president of the University of Michigan.


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Sakti3 founder Ann Marie Sastry

Josie Garthwaite with Earth3Tech profiles more than a dozen promising battery start-ups including Sakti3, founded by Ann Marie Sastry.

MidAmerican CEO David Sokol with BYD Chairman Wang at 2009 Detroit Auto Show.

The automaker has jumped fivefold in Hong Kong trading since the deal was announced on Sept. 27, 2008.


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