$16.5 million grant to University of Alabama will focus on electric vehicles

A $16.5 million grant will help fund a transportation research facility at the University of Alabama focused on electric vehicles, officials said.

The project announced Friday was the largest portion of $23.5 million in funding approved for educational building projects by the Public School and College Authority.

The building on the campus in Tuscaloosa will house the the Alabama Transportation Institute; the Alabama Mobility and Power Initiative, a partnership between Alabama Power Co. and Mercedes-Benz; and a state transportation agency office.

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