Volkswagon launches new research collaboration with ORNL, University of Tennesse, Knoxville

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Volkswagen Group of America’s (Herndon, Va., U.S.) Innovation Hub Knoxville (Tenn., U.S.), the company’s technology unit for applied materials science, has expanded its research collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL, Knoxville, Tenn., U.S.), reported to be the largest U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) science and energy laboratory, and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT). The expanded collaboration aims to explore how to integrate break­throughs in material science and recycling concepts — including fiber-reinforced composites  — to support electric mobility and sustainable transportation. The first project involves testing ORNL’s new high-power wireless EV charging concepts with a Porsche Taycan.

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