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IEEE unveils transportation electrification web portal to drive electric vehicles


April 17, 2012
By Anthony Capkun

April 16, 2012 – IEEE today launched the IEEE Transportation Electrification Web Portal as part of its newly formed IEEE Transportation Electrification (TE) Initiative, created by IEEE Future Directions to help “accelerate the development and implementation of new technologies and innovations” in the electrified transportation industry.

An integrated gateway to intelligence, education and news from IEEE and other sources, the IEEE TE web portal provides information on a cross-section of topics, including the latest technological advancements related to clean, efficient power conversion for all types of electrified transportation for air, land and water.

Among the transportation technologies covered are: electric vehicles (EVs), hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), as well as heavy-duty vehicles, utility vehicles, rail, off-road vehicles, airplanes, underwater vehicles and ships.

Launching on the heels of the IEEE Electric Vehicles (EV) Conference held in March, the portal is intended as a resource for manufacturers, engineers, computer scientists, researchers, policymakers, educators, academics and governments, as well as consumers and other stakeholders interested in learning about various aspects of transportation electrification.

“The shift toward modernized transportation and the adoption of advanced electric vehicle technologies is inevitable, and there is a rapidly growing industry and ecosystem emerging in support of this lucrative global market opportunity,” said Russ Lefevre, co-chair, IEEE Transportation Electrification Initiative.