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May 25, 2023

Decarbonizing Transportation Symposium: Transit, Active Transportation, and Electrification 

1:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Univieristy of Regina - Education Auditorium: EA 106

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May 16, 2023

Decarbonizing Transportation Seminar - Electric Vehicles: Challenges, Strategies and Emission Mitigations

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Education Auditorium Wing: ED 106.1 

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Project Title: Electric vehicle infrastructure design, optimization, and emission evaluations toward a full-scale net-zero transportation sector 

The project will address the growing challenges, strategies and future vision of electric vehicles. It will also assess the development approaches toward zero-emission transportation and society. 

The research project is funded by NSERC Alliance Mission Grant. 

Research Motivation

Transportation accounts for around 25% of Canada's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. 

Less than 6% of electric chargers are in the prairie region which makes EVs problematic for long trips. 

Charging queuing and cold weather are major concerns for urban EV travels. 

Canada’s mandate for net-zero by 2035 yet EVs still make up fewer than 5% of Canadian passenger vehicles. 

Research Objectives

Study electric vehicles energy demand and distribution

Analyze urban electric vehicles travel and queuing congestion

Design long-distance electric vehicles travel and road infrastructure

Assess GHG mitigations with electric vehicles penetrations


Principal Investigator

Yili (Kelly) Tang, Ph.D., P.Eng, 

Co-Principal Investigator

Zhanle Wang, Ph.D., P.Eng, 

Co-Principal Investigator

Eman Almehdawe, Ph.D., P.Eng

Co-Principal Investigator

Raman Paranjape, Ph.D., P.Eng

Co-Principal Investigator

Paitoon Tontiwachwuthikul, Ph.D., P.Eng

Research Assistant

Duha Abdullah

PhD student

Majid Emami Javanmard 

PhD student

Jesus Adrián Martínez

PhD student

Omid Rezaei

James Fick, P.Eng, SaskPower

Shea Pederson, SaskPower

Darcy Kozoriz, SaskPower

Vikas Ravada, P.Eng, City of Regina

Nathan Fu, City of Regina

Clark Lim, Acuere Consulting Inc.