Peters, Stabenow welcome over $25 million in funding for MI vehicle tech

Published: Jul. 17, 2020 at 10:24 AM EDT
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DETROIT, Mich. — U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow announced Thursday that six projects supporting new and innovative advanced vehicle technologies in Michigan will receive a total of $25,854,623 million in funding from the Department of Energy.

Peters and Stabenow led the effort to get the bipartisan Vehicle Innovation Act passed in the Senate as part of the Energy Policy Modernization Act.

“Michiganders have built the vehicles that define the auto industry, and these federal funds will help support our manufacturers and workers continuing to develop innovative, cutting edge clean vehicle technologies,” Peters said. “I have been proud to lead bipartisan efforts to help ensure that Michigan and American manufacturers lead this new era of auto innovation, and this funding will contribute to important investments that spur development of advanced technologies, save consumers money, improve safety, support good-paying jobs and keep Michigan at the forefront of mobility.”

The six projects in Michigan include work from the following companies: American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc., General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Michigan Technological University and Roush Industries.

“Michigan’s auto workers, manufacturers, universities, and researchers are leading the development of innovative vehicle technologies,” Stabenow said. “This investment will ensure that our state remains a world leader in manufacturing cutting edge vehicles that create jobs and reduce emissions.”

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