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Obama Administration commits $2.4 billion to research, development, and manufacture of advanced battery and electric drive technology

Prior posts have noted the technology and current shortcomings of electric vehicles and battery technology; prior posts have also described various research activities to develop batteries able to provide a charge over a longer period of time. The Obama Administration has announced that it is committing $2.4 billion of stimulus funding to the research, development, and manufacture of advanced batteries and electric drive technologies. For more details, see http://www.physorg.com/news168701284.html and http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/mar2009/2009-03-20-094.asp.