Nex Energy Storage And Ev

The Energy Storage & Mobility Program at New Energy Nexus aims to advance global innovation in battery/electrochemical energy storage as well as electric mobility. The program works with startups through launch, funding, acceleration and scale up programs. Initiatives include overseeing the CalCharge energy storage consortium, the Bay Area Battery Summit, and connecting startups to established companies for collaborative innovation activities. We have recently expanded to add a focus on mobility, recognizing the importance of moving to a decarbonized transportation sector.


Includes collaborative events such as conferences and hackathons, focused on ideation and team formation.


Targeted funding opportunities in collaboration with corporate partners.


Supports startups with matchmaking and commercial partnerships.

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Pilot opportunities connecting proven solutions to corporate partners for demonstration projects and deployment.


CalCharge is a battery and electrochemical energy storage membership program comprised of startups and established companies, research institutions, laboratories, and other key stakeholders. Technologies developed by CalCharge members support the electric vehicle, grid, and consumer electronics markets. Partners include U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories.

Bay Area Battery Summit (BABS)
Annual conference with global participants, featuring battery technology leaders from the corporate, investment, startup, research, academic, and government sectors.

Bay Area Battery Summit is back! Don’t miss it, 17 – 18 November 2020.

EV & Battery Challenge (EVBC)
The EV & Battery Challenge is a global startup innovation program focused on accelerating battery and EV technologies through strategic partnerships with LG Chem and Hyundai and Kia. The program is an unprecedented opportunity for startups to develop proof of concept projects, validate their technology, and explore strategic investment opportunities with two of the leading companies in battery and mobility solutions. The EV & Battery Challenge is powered by New Energy Nexus.

Lithium Oasis
Developing lithium from the Salton Sea in California can help anchor a multi-billion dollar domestic electric vehicle battery supply chain and inject thousands of jobs and billions of dollars into California’s Imperial Valley, one of the state’s most economically disadvantaged regions. That’s the finding of our new report, Building Lithium Valley: Opportunities and Challenges Ahead for Developing California’s Battery Manufacturing Ecosystem.
Gov. Gavin Newsomsigned a bill on 29 September 2020 to create a Blue Ribbon Commission on lithium extraction in California, while also committing the state to 100% zero emission vehicle sales by 2035 – demonstrating the state is serious about reaping the economic benefits from clean transportation by anchoring a domestic supply chain for EV battery manufacturing in California and the U.S. Experts say lithium – the base mineral for EV battery production – from California’s Salton Sea can supply more than one-third of the world’s lithium demand, which is set to soar in years to come.