NISKAYUNA, N.Y. --- General Electric's centralized research group, GE Global Research, has attracted $6.8 million in funding for two projects aimed at bringing plug-in hybrid vehicles to market, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The projects include a $5.6 million contract to develop smaller, high-performance hybrid drivetrain motors, and a $1.2 million contract to develop high-temperature, high-energy density capacitors. The U.S. Energy Department's office of vehicle technologies will co-fund the projects, while the National Energy Technology Laboratory will manage them.