McMaster Innovation Park
Two researchers at MARC receive Ontario funding
Saeid Habibi, professor of mechanical engineering and NSERC/Ford Chair in Hybrid Technologies, and co-investigator, Ali Emadi, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Hybrid Powertrain, and professor of electrical and computer engineering and mechanical engineering, have received $4 million in funding from the Ontario Research Fund for their project; Electric Extended range Clean affordable Ontario (EECOMOBILITY).
Supporting their efforts will be colleagues at the University of Windsor and Western University, plus industry partners Ford Canada, Chrysler, and D&V Electronics, to develop a revolutionary long range Electric Vehicle (EV) that will alleviate the cost, range and safety constraints of the current EVs, and create new businesses and jobs for Ontario.
“Our team of academic and industry partners has the capacity and requisite infrastructure to transform the electrification technologies in Ontario,” says Habibi. “Our goal is to develop a long range EV at a price comparable to conventional cars, making it possible for EVs to become the most preferred and predominant mode of urban transportation.”