Three projects at McMaster University will get 24.2 million dollars for research into energy-efficient vehicles.
The federal and auto industry funding will look at developing the next generation
of electrified powertrains and components, the redesign of alloys used in manufacturing and the impact of using electrical cars in
Much of the private sector funding is though Chrysler while the government money is within the federal government’s Automotive Partnership
Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Science and Technology, says it’s a vote of confidence in the modern economy and Canada’s role as a global leader in the auto sector.
Much of the research will be done at the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre on Longwood Road where teams are working on the development, design and testing of electric and hybrid cars.