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Annual Meeting and Technology Showcase 2016

The first annual technology showcase brought attendees from around the country to collaborate, network and ideate the future of electrified transportation. The conference was held at the Utah State University Electric Vehicle and Roadway (EVR) testing center. Future conferences will be held at SELECT Faculty locations (Purdue, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, University of Colorado - Boulder, and Olin College of Engineering). 

Dr. Regan Zane presenting at USU Sunrise Session

Dr. Regan Zane will be presenting at the next USU Sunrise session. The USU Sunrise sessions host faculty and students that present on issues that impact Utah. Dr. Zane will be presenting on topics associated with electric vehicles. The main focus will be the problems of range in electric vehicles and how USU's research is trying to overcome these hurdles for the future.

The session will be held on January 29, 2016 in the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City. The session will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will last approximatly 30 minutes with a 10 minute Q&A following the talk.

Dr. Regan Zane Presenting At 2016 ITE Annual Conference

Dr. Regan Zane will be presenting at the 2016 ITE Annual Conference. The ITE conference this year will focus on issues with transportation by studying and understanding future trends. Dr. Zane will be presenting with Zach Kahn and Blake Thomas on Vehicle Electrification & Energy.

The conference is held on January 28, 2016 at The Tower at Rice-Eccles, University of Utah. Dr. Zane will be presenting from 1:45-2:45 p.m.

UPEL Students Publish Research Papers on Electric Vehicle Battery Management System at COMPEL 2015

UPEL students, M. Muneeb Ur Rehman and Hongjie Wang, published three research papers at COMPEL 2015, the annual IEEE conference for Control and Modeling for Power Electronics. The research work is part of the AMPED project for which UPEL is working with a multi-disciplinary team including the University of Colorado at Boulder and Colorado Springs, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Ford Motor Company. The project is funded in part by the United States Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects (ARPA-E).

Mount Logan Middle School Students Test Electric Cart

On June 12th, students from Mount Logan Middle School test out their electric cart on the EVR (Electric Vehicle & Roadway) track. They will be participating this fall in a Green Power competition at the Bonneville Salt Flats to see how far their car can go on a charge using just two 12 volt batteries. Last we counted, they were over 40 laps and the cart was still going!

A video of the cart in action can be found here.

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