Chrysler Makes Large Research Investment at Canadian University

Chrysler may be a world-leader when it comes to powerful gas engines, but our favorite American carmaker really hasn't made much progress in the way of hybrid and electric vehicles. Consumers clearly haven't seemed to mind as sales of new Jeep, Dodge, and Chrysler vehicles seem to be on the rise, but like all automakers, Chrysler is going to have to evolve with the times.

The company recently released a press release stating that it will soon enter into a partnership with McMaster University in Canada. This partnership will consist of a $10 million investment that will secure a large team of researchers, faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students all affiliated with McMaster university to help develop new hybrid and electric drivetrains. The Natural SSAciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada is also contributing $9 million to this new program.

Powertrain and Electrified Propulsion Systems Engineering Vice President at Chysler, Bob Lee, spoke about this new endeavor with the Canadian university, saying, "Legislative pressure and socioeconomic forces are compelling the auto industry to deliver unparalleled technological advancement at an unprecedented rate. This project harnesses the kind of intellectual capital an collaboration required to respond to such challenges. The result -superior technology developed from efficient new processes."1

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Source:1 http://media.chrysler.com/newsrelease.do?&id=15016&mid=1

 
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