Canada Research Chair in Efficient Electric Vehicles with Hybridized Energy Storage Systems
Energy and power management of multiple energy sources
Design and state-of-charge estimation of high-performance battery pack
Motor drive for high performance electric vehicles
Modeling and control of multiphysics systems
Variable inductor for electric vehicle power electronics converters
International Conferences Involvement
Student Project Support

Welcome to e-TESC Laboratory

Sustainable mobility aims to achieve the most efficient use of transportation energy systems by promoting the use of modes of transportation that can reduce energy usage (mostly imported fossil fuels) and environmental impacts. EVs and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) play a fundamental role in sustainable mobility due to their very high efficiency and much smaller local/global emission levels compared to internal combustion engine vehicles. The development of more efficient pure EVs, HEVs and fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) presents both a challenge and a definite solution to current mobility issues. In the last few years, battery characteristics have evolved greatly and new ways of storing energy have been developed, such as fuel cells and supercapacitors (SCs). Energy Storage Systems presently available for EVs have either high specific energy (HSE) or high specific power (HSP), but not both. A reliable EV solution should therefore harness the advantages of these distinct ESSs (e.g., batteries and SCs) through their effective management. Proper coordination should take advantage of the most suitable hybrid topologies introduce new improved power converters and explore new configurations for electric motors.


  • EMR 21 summer school, 14-17 June 2021| hybrid event
    Link: This year due to the pandemic, EMR'21 will be hybrid including on-line participation from foreign countries. Download the EMR’21 flyer in PDF (English version) After Lille (France, 2006), Harbin (China, 2008), Trois-Rivières (Canada, 2009), Lausanne (Switzerland, 2011), Madrid (Spain, 2012), Lille (France, 2013), Coimbra (Portugal, 2014), Lille (France, 2015), Montréal (Canada, 2016), Lille (France, … Read more
  • New Journal Paper has been published
    "Performance enhancement of powertrain DC–DC converter using variable inductor" doi: 10.1049/els2.12014 Authors: Mebrahtom W. Beraki, João Pedro F. Trovão, Marina S. Perdigão Abstract: Performance enhancement of a powertrain DC–DC converter is provided using a current-controlled magnetic device, the variable inductor (VI). The VI is composed of two groups of windings, main and auxiliary. The auxiliary winding is … Read more
  • New Journal Paper has been published
    “A Comparative Study of Adaptive Filtering Strategies for Hybrid Energy Storage Systems in Electric Vehicles” doi: 10.3390/en14123373 Authors: Hoai-Linh T. Nguyen, Bảo-Huy Nguyễn, Thanh Vo-Duy, João Pedro F. Trovão Abstract: Hybrid energy storage systems (HESSs) including batteries and supercapacitors (SCs) are a trendy research topic in the electric vehicle (EV) context with the expectation of … Read more
  • Special Session @ IEEE VPPC 2021, Gijon, Spain
    IEEE VTS Motor Vehicles Challenge 2021Energy Management of a Dual-Motor All-Wheel Drive Electric Vehicle
  • New Journal Paper has been published
    “Online characteristics estimation of a fuel cell stack through covariance intersection data fusion” doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2021.116907 Authors: Abolghasem Daeichian, Razieh Ghaderi, Mohsen Kandidayeni, Mehdi Soleymani, João P. Trovão, Loïc Boulon Abstract: Employing semi-empirical models to estimate some characteristics of a fuel cell (FC) stack, such as power and polarization curves, is demanded for efficient design of … Read more