Project Announcement: Highly Filled Functional Adhesives for Improved Electric Vehicle Maintenance and Sustainment

The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to identify and optimize materials that are strategically beneficial for improvement of vehicle lightweighting to enable increased EV operating range.

A major obstacle for EVs at this time is the operating range or distance that the vehicle can go prior to needing to be recharged. Identification of materials that provide improvements to both lightweight structural integrity and improvements in thermal transfer is imperative to bring EVs to wider use by the American public.

This initiative will develop and test polymeric composite systems that can be highly filled without a reduction in overall mechanical performance properties. Specific emphasis will be placed on identification and assessment of highly filled functional adhesive for improved EV vehicle lightweighting. Gaps in requirements versus currently used materials will be closed through review and testing.

If you feel your organization has the technical capabilities and would like to be considered for this project, please complete the form below and upload your organization’s technical capabilities statement.

Interested Submissions Due by 8/22/2023.

We encourage participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).