Message from the Chair - November 2021

Welcome to the IEEE Transportation Electrification Community! 

Our mission is to coordinate all things transportation, electric and smart, within IEEE.  Honestly, our task gets bigger every day with applications that would have been thought of as “futuristic” if not downright crazy just a few years ago, from autonomous cars to fully electric airplanes and super high-speed trains.  

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What's New

Feature Article

Published by IEEE Spectrum

The World’s Most Popular EVs Aren’t Cars, Trucks, or Motorcycles >The pandemic has helped transform the e-bike into a juggernaut

 By Lawrence Ulrich

When the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act last week, a lesser-recognized provision earmarked some $4.1 billion in tax credits to further stimulate an already booming EV market that Elon Musk hasn't even dabbled in.

Electric bicycles, better known as e-bikes, have moved from novelty to mainstream with breathtaking speed. They've been a boon to hard-working delivery persons during the pandemic (and their impatient customers), and commuters who don't care to be a sweaty mess when they arrive. And while the scoffing tends to center around the "purity" of cycling—the idea that e-bike riders are somehow lazy cheaters—that electric assist is actually luring people off the couch for healthy exercise. That's especially welcome for older or out-of-practice riders (which describes a whole lot of folks) who might otherwise avoid cycling entirely, put off by daunting hills or longer distances.

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Published by Renewable Energy World

Strategies for reducing the fossil-fuel impact of electric vehicles

Contributed by Philip T. Krein, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Zhejiang University, China

The impact of electric transportation on pollution and reduced carbon emissions and fossil-fuel consumption is complicated. On the one hand, well-designed electric vehicles (EVs) use much less energy per mile than conventionally-fueled vehicles. For passenger cars, good all-electric designs use roughly a quarter of the energy per mile of gasoline cars, tracing back to the source. On the other hand, the emissions impact tends to be much more local, and depends on how electricity is generated in a region.

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Published by EE Online

Green Ovations | Flying Cars and e-VTOL Vehicles
The Future of Transportation for Reducing Emissions

by Kaushik Rajashekara, IEEE


The advancement of flying cars and eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) vehicles is reshaping the future of transportation. In addition to helping us reach our destinations more quickly and cut road traffic congestion, flying cars and eVTOL vehicles could help dramatically reduce the overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation globally.

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Technology Spotlight

New Webinar! 

Powered by AI:  Future of Public Transportation

Presenter:  Alex Wallar, The Routing Company
Date:  Thursday, December 9, 2021, 11:00 am EST
This webinar is being jointly sponsored with the IEEE Digital Reality Technical Community


Register Now!

For complete information visit:  https://tec.ieee.org/education/webinars


Podcast 

Check out the latest podcast from TEC

Women in Power and Energy - The Story of the Superwoman

This podcast is all about extraordinary stories of real women pursuing an academic career or currently working in electrical engineering stream, more specifically the power and energy industry. Listen to know more about the amazing work women across the globe have been doing in the different fields of power and energy, such as renewable energy systems, electric energy storage, and transportation electrification. Through the lens of Dr. Simay Akar, our guest for this podcast, learn about what motivates these determined women, what struggles they overcame, and how the gender gap in male-dominated fields, such as electrical engineering, can be closed.

Be sure to check out the other podcasts from TEC:

It's Not Enough to be TEC Savvy
CUTRIC, The Canadian Dream
On the Fast Track - Formula Hybrid Gaining Traction
Shifting Gears from the Lab to the Market

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