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$5 Million Grant Awarded to Study Plug-in Hybrids and Grid

The grants are part of the Low-Income and Energy Efficiency Fund funded by ratepayers, though 77 percent of the $6.5 million will go to U of Michigan, GM and DTE Energy.

Published: 09-May-2008

Researchers at the University of Michigan, General Motors Corp. and DTE Energy Co. will receive $5 million to study plug-in hybrid electric vehicles as part of an energy efficiency grant program announced Thursday.

U-M's Transportation Research Institute and its corporate partners will use the Michigan Energy Efficiency Grant funding to study plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and their interaction with the state's electricity grid.

The Michigan Public Service Commission approved the grant as part of nearly $6.5 million in grants to promote the use of compact fluorescent lights and support local environmental initiatives throughout the state.

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