Maumee, Ohio – The Ontario government has granted $2 million for the ongoing development and manufacture of lithium-ion battery cooling technologies needed for electric and hybrid vehicles.

The grant is being provided to Dana Holding Corporation to support research and development work in Ontario at its thermal products engineering centre in Oakville, manufacturing at its plant in Cambridge, and collaboration with several Ontario universities in the development of battery cooling systems.

In conjunction with the grant, and based on the anticipated growth of this business, Dana will invest up to $37 million in its Oakville and Cambridge facilities over the next five years. Dana air- and liquid-cooled battery technologies have been selected by several automakers for 16 vehicles, including the Chevrolet Volt, Ford Focus EV and Tesla Roadster.

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