30 Oct '13, 10pm

Chrysler will study EVs, lightweight tech with Canadian universities

Chrysler will study EVs, lightweight tech with Canadian universities

may have been relatively late to the game when it came to vehicle powertrain electrification, but the US automaker is looking to play some catch-up with a little help from north of the border. Chrysler will work with McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, at accelerating the development of electric powertrains while working with other Canadian entities on developing lighter metal materials, Automotive News says. The electric-powertrain collaboration will last for five years and is valued at $18.2 million, with Chrysler contributing about half of that in the form of cash, manpower and resources at its North American plants. Concurrently, Chrysler is also working on a $3.9-million study that will involve developing types of aluminum and magnesium that would help reduce vehicle weight. Toronto's Ryerson University and Italy's University of Trento will be part of that proje...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2013/10/30/chrysler-will-study-...

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