McMaster receives more than $24M in automotive partnerships with feds, Chrysler, industry

October 28, 2013

McMaster University has announced a $24-million+ partnership with the federal government, Chrysler and auto industry leaders, to develop energy-efficient, high-performance electrified and lighter-weight vehicles. The first project, worth more than $18 million, will see Chrysler Group invest $9.25 million in cash and in-kind contributions, an additional $8.9 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and further funding from the university to develop the next generation of electrified powertrains and powertrain components. The other 2 projects will see researchers work to leverage the weight-saving properties of aluminum and magnesium alloys for vehicle production, which hold great promise to replace steel in car parts, and consider the social costs and benefits of electric mobility in this country, enabling manufacturers to better design and market electric vehicles that respond to the needs of Canadian consumers. McMaster Daily