Centre for Hybrid Automotive Research and Green Energy Lab (CHARGE)

Based at the University of Windsor, the Centre for Hybrid Automotive Research and Green Energy (CHARGE) Lab conducts battery-to-powertrain-to-wheel research in an effort to promote creativity, collaboration, and practical know-how to enhance the EV research landscape. CHARGE facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration and fosters world-class transformative and innovative research through the government and industry partners including CanmetMATERIALS, Ford Motor Company, and D&V electronics.

CHARGE possesses one of the best electric vehicle powertrain components and system test infrastructure in North America, capable of testing different types of electric machines and drives up to 150 kW and six phases at 14,000 rpm. Moreover, it has many custom-designed power electronics converters up to 80 kVA to conduct research on the control of machines and conductive and inductive battery charging, as well as high-end power quality analyzers, energy analyzers, oscilloscopes and numerous current, voltage, and speed measuring units.


Centre for Hybrid Automotive Research and Green Energy (CHARGE)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Windsor
401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, Ontario
N9B 3P4

Area of Expertise

Electric machine design
Electric machine testing
Machine drives and control
Inductive & conductive charging
Electric vehicle simulation and testing
Thermal performance
Electric machine design optimization


Product R&D
Facility Access & Testing

Contact Information

Website: https://chargelabs.ca/

Email: Professor Narayan C. Kar – Founder, Director – nkar@uwindsor.ca

Twitter: @chargelabs

Published: September 14, 2021

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