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Michigan projects get $9M in auto tech grants

Published on NewsOK Modified: September 5, 2013 at 6:33 am •  Published: September 5, 2013

DETROIT (AP) — Eight automotive technology projects in Michigan are getting a share of $9 million in federal funding.

U.S. Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan on Wednesday said he was pleased with the Department of Energy funding. The work is to speed development of technologies to improve vehicle fuel efficiency and help ensure U.S. automakers can compete in the global marketplace.

The money for Michigan companies and universities is part of $45 million in new funding. Three of the Michigan projects are partly funded through a joint effort by the Department of Energy and the Army, the Advanced Vehicle Power Technology Alliance.

Those getting funding include the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group.



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