WAUKESHA — A
Menomonee Falls-based company will receive nearly $5 million
from the U.S. Department of Energy for projects as part of
President Barack Obama’s EV Everywhere Grand Challenge.
initiative seeks to make the U.S. automotive industry the first
to produce plug-in electric vehicles that are as affordable and
convenient as current gasoline-powered vehicles by 2022.
Corporation received nearly $3 million for a project aimed at
developing a new transmission and improving top speed and
acceleration of medium duty plug-in electric vehicles.
also received $1.75 million for a project that will demonstrate
an electric variable-speed supercharger operating with energy
from a waste heat recover system on a small gasoline engine.
was part of more than $55 million announced for 31 projects on