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Sarlioglu featured in IEEE Industry Applications

Bulent Sarlioglu photoBulent Sarlioglu, assistant professor, has been featured by IEEE’s Industry Applications Magazine regarding the future of electric and hybrid vehicles.

Sarlioglu, who teaches “Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp” at UW-Madison, authored “Driving Toward Accessibility” with his research team members – Casey T. Morris, D. Han and Silong Li – from the Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC).

Hybrid and electric vehicles will eventually be priced competitively with internal combustion engine vehicles, making them more accessible to consumers and consequentially lowering CO2 emissions, according to the article.

Three primary areas of research affect the advancement of these vehicles: electric motors, power electronics, and energy storage. Energy storage is most important because lower battery costs and advanced battery technology will help the hybrid and electric vehicle industry grow. The goal for all future electric vehicle batteries is a minimum of 15 years.

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The article appeared in the January/February edition.