A $60 million conditional grant has been awarded to Remy International for the comercialization of its Remy HVH electric motor technology, by the U.S. Department of Energy, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Remy Int’l recently announced thier HVH 250, the next evolutionary step of the advanced electric motor for hybrid and electric vehicle applications, which is based on Remy’s High Votage Hairpin (HVH) technology. According to Remy Int’l, this technology can improve motor performance and cooling effectiveness; also it delivers increased range in all-electric mode and is compact and lightwieght. Says Remy president and CEO John Weber, “These funds will help Remy establish a strong domestic manufacturing base for electric drive motor technology and acccelerate the use of electric drive vehicles with higher fuel efficiency. This grant will allow for critical capital and human resource investment to create or protect 1,000 highly skilled jobs in the U.S. for Remy, its partners and its supply base.” The electric motors will be designed for a variety of applications, including light duty, medium duty, heavy duty, construction/agriculture, military and specialty vehicles.