Centre for Hybrid Automotive Research and Green Energy (CHARGE) Lab

  • Focuses on 5 major research areas for Electric Vehicles (EV) including: Electric machine design, Electric machine testing, Machine drives and control, Inductive & conductive charging, and Electric vehicle simulation and testing

  • Conducts battery-to-powertrain-to-wheel research in an effort to promote creativity, collaboration, and practical know-how to enhance EV research landscape

  • Facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration and fosters world-class transformative and innovative research through government and industry partners including CanmetMATERIALS, Ford Motor Company, and D&V electronics

  • Possesses one of the best electric vehicle powertrain components and system test infrastructure in North America, capable of testing different types of electric machines and drives up to 150 kW and six phases at 14,000 rpm

  • Equipped with Opal-RT hardware-in-loop testing capability, thermal imagers for electric machines and power electronics, custom designed permanent magnet, switched reluctance, brushless DC, aluminum- and copper rotor induction and wound field synchronous machines

  • Has many custom designed power electronics converters up to 80 kVA to conduct research on control of machines and conductive and inductive battery charging, as well as high-end power quality analyzers, energy analyzers, oscilloscopes and numerous current, voltage and speed measuring unit

To get involved with the Centre for Hybrid Automotive Research and Green Energy

Contact: Dr. Narayan Kar
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
519-253-3000, Ext. 4796

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