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Kaiser Chair Energy Security Talk Series Sponsored by IEEE PELS: Challenges and Innovation Opportunities for Electrifying the Transportation Sector

October 11, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

As the world transition to a sustainable society, electrifying the transportation sector is one of the major priorities to reach Net Zero emissions. Over 10 million Electric Vehicles (EVs) were sold globally in 2022. In 2022, 14% of all new cars sold were electric, up from a 9% in 2021 and only 5% in 2020. As a result of the sustained global R&D efforts over the past two decades, the performance of modern EVs has improved dramatically, most notably the driving range and the fast-charging performance. This talk will first review the evolving EV landscape, and then highlight recent projects at the University of Toronto Electric Vehicle Research Centre (UTEV), including wireless charging, advanced battery management systems with built-in state-of-health diagnostics, high-density fast-charger architectures, Gallium Nitride (GaN) based power converters and ICs, and fault-tolerant power converter design for supplying safety-critical on-board computers. Speaker(s): Prof. Olivier Trescases Room: MCLD 2002, Bldg: MacLeod , 2356 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6T 1Z4