Happy National Battery Day!
National Battery Day is always a cause for celebration here at the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). While we don’t know when human beings officially started using this remarkable tool, we do know that it has been an engine of progress for centuries—and it is certain to play a vital role in the 21st-century transition to a clean-energy economy.
For decades, the U.S. Department of Energy has helped refine and expand the use of advanced battery technologies, and innovations in this field have touched the lives of every person in America. From the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that power your laptop and mobile phone, to the electric vehicle batteries that have made electric cars more affordable than ever, advanced batteries are integral to our modern way of life.
If you’re looking for a reason to champion the use of battery technologies today, here are some quick facts about EERE’s work on advanced batteries.