Battery Grant

KOAA interviews UCCS Professor Greg Plett about a recent Department of Energy Grant that will help engineers learn about electric vehicle powertrain development. Aired 10/19/2011: KOAA (NBC) 6 a.m.

Transcript from Closed Captioning:

… UCCS is expanding its electrical engineering “programs” with the help of a “grant” from the department of energy. the nine-hundred-54- thousand dollar grant will be shared between programs at UCCS and CU boulder. the focus will be on the “battery” portion of electric and hybrid cars. “the battery is the most expensive part of the driver train and if we can make the consumer comfortable that the battery is going to last the lifetime of the vehicle, then they’re much more likely to purchase a vehicle.” the course work will be at a masters level. …