Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Electric Vehicles, Ontario researchers claim

Painting of electric car

Batteries with triple the range of those that currently power electric vehicles could be on the horizon after researchers at the University of Waterloo in central Ontario made a significant breakthrough in the technology.

A new process discovered there uses negative electrodes made of lithium metal, a material with the potential to dramatically increase battery storage capacity.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Battery research could triple range of electric vehicles

New research at the University of Waterloo could lead to the development of batteries that triple the range of electric vehicles.

The breakthrough involves the use of negative electrodes made of lithium metal, a material with the potential to dramatically increase battery storage capacity.

“This will mean cheap, safe, long-lasting batteries that give people much more range in their electric vehicles,” said Quanquan Pang, who led the research while he was a PhD candidate in chemistry at Waterloo.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Waterloo researchers join Premier at AV testing event

UW highly automated vehicles on display in Stratford.

Researchers from Waterloo Engineering shared the spotlight yesterday as Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne officially announced Stratford as the home of a testing zone for the development of self-driving vehicles.

Wynne spoke with Professor Krzysztof Czarnecki and eight student researchers who were on hand with two highly automated cars – the Autonomoose and a similar Lincoln MKZ sedan that is being developed with Renasas Electronics – to show off the technology.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Waterloo named Canada’s most innovative university for 26th consecutive year

Engineering 5 from overpass

The University of Waterloo is Canada’s most innovative university, according to a reputational survey from Maclean’s magazine.

Maclean’s annual ranking of Canadian universities, released today, also named Waterloo second for best overall, highest quality, and leaders of tomorrow out of the 49 universities surveyed.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fall kickoff to the Waterloo Electric Vehicle Challenge

Electric vehicle challenger ready to race

Each Spring Waterloo Engineering hosts the Waterloo High School Electric Vehicle (EV) Challenge. The EV Challenge encourages students to design and test their own electric car in the annual endurance competition.