Next generation powertrain development

As part of the Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research (WatCAR), Green and Intelligent Automotive (GAIA) research supports the automotive industry in providing new components and systems.

GAIA consists of three labs with focus on:

  • powertrain efficiency,
  • longer-lasting batteries for hybrid and electric cars,
  • and testing research-modified hybrid electric vehicles on rolling dynamometers.


GAIA is a research facility at the University of Waterloo that is focused on smarter and greener cars for environmental sustainability.

"The GAIA facility will enable world-class multidisciplinary research with a strong collaborative approach,” John McPhee, head of GAIA project.

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