CERC-CVC Partnership

CERC-CVC brings together academia, national laboratories, and industry into a consortium of exceptional intellectual strength and expertise in key engineering, natural science, and social science areas.

The U.S.-China teams in each of the major research areas focus on maximizing collaborative efforts and leveraging the respective strengths of the research partners in order to both accelerate invention and commercial success through close ties with industry partners in both countries. All teams have a strong representation of scientists, engineers, faculty, and students with diverse backgrounds, spanning the key areas of engineering and science needed to address the Consortium’s grand challenges.

CERC-CVC capitalizes on the Consortium’s multidisciplinary nature to produce a rich set of academic and hands-on experiences for the scholars and university students in the program, who work on CVC projects for career development and degree credit, creating a pipeline of new engineers and scientists who focus on solving critical energy and environmental problems in transportation. CERC-CVC’s research accomplishments are┬áleveraged to attract new talent in innovation, global transportation energy research, and education.

Industry partners interested in joining the Consortium and conducting cost-shared research should contact Yan Zhou.

United States Team

The CERC Clean Vehicles Consortium partnership currently includes the following U.S. members:


  • Argonne National Laboratory (Lemont, IL)


  • Achates Power (San Diego, CA)
  • Aramco Services (Houston, TX)
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory (Uptown, NY)
  • CALSTART (Richmond, CA)
  • California Energy Commission (Sacramento, CA)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • ClimateWorks and Energy Foundation (San Francisco, CA)
  • Delphi (Troy, MI)
  • Excellatron Solid State (Atlanta, GA)
  • Farasis Energy (Hayward, CA)
  • GM (Detroit, MI)
  • The International Council for Clean Transportation (San Francisco, CA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Microvast (Stafford, Texas)
  • A123 Systems (Waltham, MA)
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Energy and Transportation Science (Oak Ridge, TN)
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Richland, WA)
  • San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
  • The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
  • University of California at Davis, Institute of Transportation Studies (Sacramento, CA)
  • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
  • Wanxiang America Corporation (Elgin, IL)

Updated August 3, 2016

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China Team

The CERC Clean Vehicles Consortium partnership currently includes the following Chinese members:


  • Tsinghua University (Beijing)


  • Beijing Institute of Technology (Beijing)
  • BAIC BJEV (Beijing)
  • Hunan University (Changsha)
  • China Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) (Beijing)
  • Beihang University (Beijing)
  • China Automotive Technology & Research Center (Tianjin)
  • Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing)
  • Institute of Electrical Engineering of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing)
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Shanghai)
  • Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) (Ningde, Fujian)
  • Shanghai General Motor Muling (Liuzhou)
  • Changan Automobile Company (Chongqing)
  • Hefei Guoxuan High-Tech Power Energy (Hefei, Anhui)
  • CITIC GuoAn Mengguli (MGL) (Beijing)
  • Beijing SinoHytec (Beijing)
  • Keypower (Beijing)
  • Changzhou ECTEK Automotive Electronics Limited (Changzhou, Jiangsu)
  • Tianjin Lishen Battery Joint-stock Co., Ltd (Tianjin)
  • Shanghai Electric Vehicle Public Data Collection, Monitoring and Research Center (Shanghai)
  • Shanghai International Automobile City (Shanghai)
  • Wanxiang (Hangzhou)
  • Jing-jin Electric Co., Ltd. (Beijing)
  • Jiangsu Huadong Institute of li-ion Battery (Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu)
  • Suzhou Automotive Research Institute of Tsinghua University (Suzhou, Jiangsu)
  • North China Electric Power University (Beijing)
  • Wuhan University of Technology (Wuhan)
  • China Automotive Engineering Research Institute Co., Ltd (Chongqing)
  • China Potevio (Beijing)
  • Geely Group (Hangzhou)
  • JAC Motors (Hefei)
  • SAIC Motor (Beijing)
  • Tianjin University (Tianjin)
  • Tongji University (Shanghai)

Updated May 19, 2016

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