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Dingell Announces $9.5 Million for Michigan Projects Advancing EV and Battery Technology

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-06) today announced $9.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for three projects in Michigan’s sixth district to advance research and development of electric vehicle batteries and charging systems. The funding will lower the cost of EV batteries using inexpensive, abundant materials, improve the efficiency and convenience of public transportation, advance on-board EV charging systems, and increase EV drive range.

“Michigan put the world on wheels, and now we’re driving the future of mobility. Electric vehicles are here, and we can’t cede our global leadership to China or any other country,” Dingell said. “I will continue to work in Congress to deliver federal investments in our domestic supply chains and manufacturing, research and development, innovation and technology, and the infrastructure necessary to support the transition to EVs.”

Funding recipients are: 

• Ricardo Inc. in Van Buren Township: $4,999,817 for Innovative Integrated 3-in-1 Inverter/On Board Charger/Auxiliary DC Converter for Electrified Vehicle Applications
• MAHLE Powertrain LLC in Plymouth: $3,499,162 for High Power, Ultra-Low Emissions HD H2 Engine
• Regents of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor: $1,000,000 for Pultrusion of structural components made of ligninbased carbon fiber composites

Learn more about the awards and selected projects here.

Selection for award negotiations is not a commitment by DOE to issue an award or provide funding. DOE and the applicants will first undergo a negotiation and DOE may cancel award negotiations and rescind the selection for any reason.

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