While Electro Energy is keeping its Gainesville factory busy making the standard 18650 type rechargeable lithium ion batteries, the company has continued to forge ahead in its better-battery oriented research. To that end, they have just announced a "contract award of $750,000 sponsored by Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to continue development of ultra-high energy density, rechargeable, lithium battery chemistry for Air Force applications."
Most of the lithium ion batteries available today are coming from the Far East. However, when problems such as factory fires or potentially prickly political situations arise, a domestic source is reassuring for certain customers. For this and other reasons, Electro Energy is happy to announce that after twelve months of intensive effort, they have completed the largest manufacturing facility for 18650-type cells outside Asia. The plant in the heart of Gator country, Gainesville Florida, which c