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Inaugural IEVC conference to showcase emerging trends in EV technology


February 29, 2012
By Alyssa Dalton

February 29, 2012 – Looking for a forum for engineers, researchers and government professionals interested in electrified transportation? Organizers of the upcoming IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference (IEVC) say the event allows for attendees to discuss and debate global trends in technology, engineering, standards and deployment aspects for the rapidly-growing worldwide electric vehicle ecosystem.

The event is scheduled for March 4-8, 2012, in Greenville, S.C.

“The inaugural IEVC conference brings together some of the leading experts from major automotive manufacturers, research institutions and electric utilities from around the world,” said IEVC conference chair Dr. Joachim Taiber, research professor at Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR), Department of Automotive Engineering. “Our goal is to establish the IEVC as the premier international venue for presenting the technology needed to transform the transportation industry through electrification.”

“Organizing the IEVC is part of an ongoing program to position the IEEE as a major driving force for worldwide vehicle electrification,” Taiber explained. “Many IEEE members are engaged in development of technologies critical to the implementation of electric vehicles, including battery systems, power electronics and the evolution of the grid infrastructure to meet the increasing demands of vehicle electrification, in addition to the standards necessary to ensure interoperability.”  
The conference organizers have invited various professionals in electric vehicle design and manufacturing, utility and infrastructure development, and component manufacturing; as well as researchers, educators, regulators and standardization experts to share new technical presentations, keynote addresses and panel discussions involving topics relating to the technology, standards, engineering and implementation of electric vehicles, including:

• EV system architecture concepts for passenger, service, and utility vehicles (BEVs – battery electric vehicles; PHEVs – plug-in hybrid electric vehicles; HEVs – hybrid electric vehicles; and FCEVs – fuel-cell electric vehicles)
• EV system design – motor drives, controllers, heating/cooling systems
• EV energy storage – battery chemistries, ultra-capacitors, fuel cells
• EV charging – AC & DC conductive, wireless, smart, and fast-charging systems
• Power grid and renewable energy source interface for EV deployment
• EV fleet, infrastructure maintenance and management
• EV design for mass production and manufacturability
• Information technology and communications for EV deployment
• Global standards development for the emerging EV ecosystems

CLICK HERE to register, or for more information.