Clean transportation

Clean Transportation
Clean transportation is a focus of IESVic.

IESVic has a history of leading research aimed at the development of green transportation technology, including battery electric, hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV). Component development, powertrain system modeling and optimization, and fueling infrastructure are active research topics. 

Hybrid propulsion

Propulsion systems may incorporate two or more sub-systems which serve demands for power and energy. Combustion engines, batteries, capacitors, and fuel cells can be combined to deliver motive power while minimizing cost, weight, and fuel consumption.

Low carbon fuels

Chemical currencies are unmatched when it comes to useful energy density. Transportation systems requiring long range, rapid charging, or subject to mass and volume constraints can reduce carbon emissions using alternative fuels. Hydrogen is the premier example of a high energy density, low carbon fuel. It, and other fuels such as natural gas, are attractive currencies for reducing transportation emissions.

Electric vehicles

Battery technology is transforming mobility. Coupled with the high performance provided by electric motors, battery electric vehicles are becoming commonplace. Besides powertrain development, the challenges and opportunities with automation, charging requirements, and vehicles as electrical supplies are being studied.

Lead researchers