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Key marquee projects

National Smart Vehicle Demonstration & Integration Project: This project plans to integrating semi-autonomous and (eventually) fully autonomous, connected, and electric vehicle shuttles/pods, buses and automobiles across at least five Canadian municipal jurisdictions. For information about this project, please contact: Sanya Sidhu.

Pan-Canadian Electric Bus Demonstration & Integration Trial (Phase I and Phase II): This project is comprised of multiple phases of integrating standardized battery electric and hybrid electric buses with high-powered overhead charging systems across a dozen Canadian transit agencies by 2022. For information about this project, please contact: Anahita Jami (academics) or Sanya Sidhu (industry).

Pan-Canadian Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Demonstration & Integration Trial: This project comprises multiple phases of integrating hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (including buses, shuttles and automobiles) across multiple transit agencies and/or municipal fleet jurisdictions, with the intention of demonstrating low well-to-wheel lifecycle emissions from hydrogen production, transmission, delivery and “combustion” in propulsion applications for on-road mobility services. For information about this project, please contact: Garret Duffy.

OPTA Climate Change Study: This project highlights the impacts of Ontario’s emerging cap-and-trade program and the impacts it will have on the transportation industry, including municipal transit agencies. With insufficient research on the impacts of carbon pricing on municipal transit, the Ontario Public Transit Association (OPTA) and CUTRIC are collaborating to develop greenhouse gas emissions modelling to guide future policies to ensure they are mainstreamed with transit needs and aligned with transit-led solutions. For information about this project, please contact: Anahita Jami.

Natural Gas Mobility Innovation Consultation Process: This project highlights a series of consultation sessions with industry stakeholders to outline a set of strategic initiatives and opportunities that could be developed in the near- and long-term to support the advancement of RNG/CNG/LNG applications to low-emissions vehicular systems and fleet deployments as part of a low-carbon economy. For information about this project, please contact: Anahita Jami.

Other projects

Oxford EVSE Modelling and Mapping Feasibility Study: This project bolsters Oxford County’s desire to become a 100% renewable energy jurisdiction by incorporating an electric vehicle accessibility plan. CUTRIC is partnering with the County to assist in the planning process to achieve the Plan’s goals to map, analyze, and strategically locate electric vehicle supply equipment. For information about this project, please contact: Anahita Jami.

Pre-commercialization Development Project of Induction Heated Catalyst (IHC): Electrically heated catalysts constitute a universally applicable tool for temperature management in the exhaust aftertreatment system. Not only does it significantly increase the effectiveness of exhaust after treatment (reduction in HC, CO, and NOx, exhaust emissions), but it also offers potential for CO2 reduction at the same time, therefore saving fuel, in comparison with conventional measures such as engine-based catalyst heating. The electrically heated catalyst offers high flexibility as it inputs the energy where it is needed locally. The electrical supply can also work independently of the operating point of the engine. GHG impact varies depending upon OEM powertrain application strategies.

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CUTRIC hosts and supports a variety of projects beyond those mentioned above. For direct inquiries into the work our organization does please send us an email.