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.   On this website and throughout our offerings, you will find feature articles, podcasts, as well as links to tutorials and webinars on all aspects of transportation electrification from the world foremost experts (on the “Education” page of this website).  

Our Newsletter offers short and insightful technical articles on the state-of-the-art.  TEC membership is free if you are already a member of the following IEEE societies and groups: AESS, DEIS, EMC, IAS, IES, ITSS, PELS, PES, RS, SC and SA. Only $10 otherwise.

Transportation electrification, including smart mobility, has a key role to play in addressing climate change.  It also has many advantages, like being fun to drive, quiet, exhaust-free, etc.  Nothing new here to many of us who have been involved in this field for a while, but an exciting perspective for young engineers and students who are choosing a profession that can make a difference in the future of mankind like rarely before.  And perhaps for the first time, this difference is an essentially worldwide effort, with research, technology development, applications, and start-ups in transportation flourishing across the planet.

More immediately, within TEC you can find general information in this industry, and also news of upcoming conferences:  ESARS-ITEC 2023 in March in Venice, Italy.  ITEC North America 2023 in June in Detroit, MI.  Also in June 2023, an event focused on aircraft propulsion, EATS (AIAA/IEEE Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium) held jointly with the AIAA Aviation conference. The ESTS (Electric Ship Technology) Symposium, with a maritime focus, in August, and so many more.  

In the area of standards, TEC has initiated two working groups charged with examining standard needs and opportunities around charging.  One focused on high-power charging, the other on mobile charging.  If interested in such activities, you can contact Alicia Tomaszewski at a.tomaszewski@ieee.org.

An extended version of our Newsletter is available four times a year, each with a special focus.  A number of Transactions are also available, such as the Transactions on Transportation Electrification and the Transactions from our various society sponsors.

As indicated in an article (have link here) under “What is new?”, the Transportation Electrification Community is transitioning to become an IEEE Technical Council in 2024.  This will give TEC a more permanent structure within IEEE, and help it grow along with the industry it serves.

As we start the year of 2023, I am privileged to be elected to serve as the Chair. I look forward to continuing the growth of our technical field both in breadth and in depth! I think Bruno’s excellent leadership in the previous two years provided to our community. I welcome your suggestions and, particularly, your participation in our community. You can soon find us in the IEEE App which is available in both Apple Store and Android Store.

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