17 Sep 2020

$15m government grant for electric planes, trains and ships research

From Morning Report, 8:53 am on 17 September 2020

The Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment  has awarded the Robinson Research Institute at Victoria University of Wellington funding to working on high-power electric motors for large-scale transport such as planes, trains and ships.

The funding for a seven-year project which will draw on New Zealand expertise in superconductor engineering and power electronics. 

Rod Babcock is principal engineer at the Robinson Institute.