Funds Electrify Vehicle Research

Indiana’s long history as a leader in the electrification of vehicles is likely to continue with support from a $6.1 million grant from U.S. stimulus funds.

vehicle researchAs part of the Indiana Advanced Electric Vehicle Training and Education Consortium, Purdue will develop certificate and associate degree programs for vehicle technicians, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for electric vehicle design and manufacturing engineers, and a certificate program in electric vehicle safety for emergency responders. It also will develop an outreach program to secondary schools and a Web site to provide information on electric vehicles to the general public. James Caruthers, professor of chemical engineering, is the project director.