ARPA-E Program Takes an Innovative Approach to Electric Vehicle Batteries

ARPA-E’s new RANGE Program looks at electric vehicle design from a holistic level.

Through RANGE, ARPA-E is working to make EVs cost and performance competitive with internal combustion engines, while also allowing them to consider battery chemistries, materials and form that they would otherwise dismiss.

Below is an edited version of a Q&A with ARPA-E Program Director Dr. Ping Liu, who focuses on advanced materials for energy efficiency and energy conversion and storage. For more on Dr. Liu