Electrifying Innovation

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BATT CAVE, UNC Charlotte’s research center, is embracing — and guiding — the future of battery technology. The North Carolina Battery Complexity, Autonomous Vehicle and Electrification Research Center — BATT CAVE— announced earlier this year, is giving Charlotte the upper hand in an evolving technology. BATT CAVE researchers are providing direction on a broad range of related interdisciplinary topics, from building better batteries for maximum efficiency and effectiveness to more complex challenges, such as optimizing battery usage in autonomous vehicles and remote-controlled devices.

The only university-led battery research center in the state, BATT CAVE is supported by funds from “Engineering North Carolina’s Safe and Secure Future,” an initiative of the North Carolina General Assembly, through which UNC Charlotte received $40.6 million for facilities, equipment and faculty to prepare future engineers to meet growing industry demand. This backing puts UNC Charlotte and the William States Lee College of Engineering in the front of the pack in the transformational energy revolution.