Majid Bahrami, a professor in SFU’s School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering (MSE), and his team, are developing a 1200W passively air-cooled light electric vehicle charger.

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Now that’s ‘cool’ – researchers create new efficiencies for light electric vehicles

October 24, 2018
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Researchers at Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus are aiming to improve the efficiency of light electric vehicles (LEV) by creating next-generation ‘passive’ cooling solutions for the vehicles’ battery chargers.  

Majid Bahrami, a professor in SFU’s School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering (MSE), and his team, are developing a 1200W passively air-cooled LEV charger—the maximum charge power for a North American residential power outlet.

Passive cooling involves natural cooling mechanisms, such as free convection and radiation heat transfer, and is greener, more reliable (no parts that can break down), and quiet.

Read the media release here.