Tesla grants an additional $3 million to Jeff Dahn’s battery research team
Tesla has been working with lithium-ion battery pioneer Jeff Dahn and his team of researchers at Canada’s Dalhousie University since 2016. The partnership has already resulted in a number of advances, which Tesla hopes will pave the way to the development of its vaunted million-mile battery pack.
Now Professor Dahn, along with his Dalhousie colleagues Chongyin Yang and Michael Metzger, have received a grant of $3.1 million from Tesla, and another, for $2.9 million, from Canada’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) to develop advanced batteries for EVs and grid energy storage.
The goals of the project include lowering battery costs, increasing battery longevity and energy density, improving safety and increasing the content of sustainable materials in the batteries.
Above: Jeff Dahn, Chongyin Yang, and Michael Metzger discuss their battery research efforts for Tesla (YouTube: Office of Research Services)
“This will allow Chongyin, Michael and I to solve many remaining puzzles that will help improve battery lifetime and lower cost,” says Dr. Dahn. “The students trained in this program are finding, and will continue to find, immediate employment in the advanced battery sector locally and around the world. Tesla is a wonderful partner and a world leader in electric vehicle, solar and electrical energy storage products.”