Electric Vehicle

To be a globally recognised centre of excellence in the field of Electric Vehicle providing/imparting quality education, interdisciplinary research and innovative development of Electric Vehicle.


  • To promote scientific discovery and the invention of Electric Vehicles and Battery Technologies
  • To undertake cutting edge research and education in the areas ofDesign of Drive train, Controller Modules and Advancement of Battery manufacturing
  • To carry out Interdisciplinary research and education to nurture future experts in Electric Vehicle research by imparting interdisciplinary knowledge, innovative ideas, critical thinking and practical skills.
  • To build the capacity of technical personnel fostering strong academic, industrial, and social ties for solving various Technical problems to make an impact on Automobile industry.
  • To provide consultancy, training, and outreach services for stakeholders in the region including social institutions.

History of COE-EV in REC
This Centre of Excellence in Electric Vehicle (COE- EV) is the long term dream of the department of Electrical Engineering. We have guided many projects in the area of Electric Vehicles. This kind of initiation gave the road map to Electric Vehicle Centre in our department. Then the association of many faculty members of our department and funded project and relationship with industrial and technical persons we valued now with this outcome. This COE- EV is started in 2020. Now we are supporting our stake holders in the form of knowledge sharing and research possibilities.

Research Activities
To carry out advanced interdisciplinary research activities in the area of Electric Vehicle cater to the needs of the industry and society (in general) and using this as a general research facility to take up new research projects from industry and other bodies.

  • Conducting training programmes in the related areas for professional skill development.
  • Generating Intellectual Properties (IP) in terms of patents and high quality technical publications.
  • Conducting consultancy works for industries covering, but not limited to, transportation, manufacturing, agriculture etc.
  • Conducting courses with significant participation of external faculty, industrial and regulatory experts on EV.
  • Entering into collaborative research engagements with Extra-mural funding agencies and Industrial Organizations for better understanding of issues of scientific and technological management between different stakeholders.

Patents by Centre of Excellence in EV

  1. DUAL STATE CHARGING FOR HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE- Ron Carter SB, Dr. P. Sivakumar, Dr. A. Selvaraj and Dr.K. Premkumar – Patent application No: 202041024233, filled on 9/6/2020 – Published in Patent journal and waiting for further process.
  2. OPTIMUM DESIGN FOR NON-SOLENOIDAL OPERATION OF STARTER MOTORS- Jakith Deva Priyan J, M. Deeban Babu, Karthikeyan. N, Selvaraj. A FACULTY - Patent application No:2006/CHE/2014, filled on 17th April 2014 -Published in Patent journal and completed first examination report process. Waiting for final examination.

Projects at Centre of Excellence in EV:

  1. SAE eBAJA competition
  2. ISIEINDIA project
  3. Final year Projects related to EV

Funded Projects and Consultancy by Centre of Excellence in EV

  1. A funded project received by our faculty Dr. P.Sivakumar, Associate Professor, who initiated the collaborative work to install a charging station for electrical Vehicle from the renewable Energy is successfully installed and operating.
  2. We received the infrastructural support in the form of materials like test rig and battery soldering machines to establish centre of excellence and cycle hub project by Komaki Electric Vehicles based on the MoU.
  3. As the COE-EV, we are proud to be an initiator and mentor for the student start up called HiREC –cycle hub and charging station.

Training offered

  1. Workshops on Electric Vehicle and battery technology to the students and faculties
  2. Value Added Course on Electric and Hybrid Vehicles to the students
  3. Hands on workshop on EV to the students and faculties

Research Publications

  1. K.Premkumar, M.Vishnupriya,T.Thamizhselvan,P.Sanjeevikumar, B.V.Manikandan, “PSO optimized PI controlled DC-DC Buck converter based proton exchange membrane Fuel cell emulator for testing of MPPT algorithm and Battery Charger controller” International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems, Vol 31(2), Feb 2021, Publisher:Wiley[SCIE, Scopus indexed, Impact factor -2.860, Cite score 3.1]. DOI: 10.1002/2050-7038.12754
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  2. Justin Raj, V. VasanPrabhu, K. Premkumar,” Fuzzy logic based battery management system for Solar powered Li-ion battery in Electric vehicle Applications”, Journal of circuits, systems and computers, Vol 30(3), 2150043, March 2021, Publisher: World scientific Publishers. [SCIE, Scopus indexed, Impact factor-1.363] DOI :10.1142/S0218126621500432
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  3. Nazar Ali, K. Premkumar, M. Vishnupriya , B.V. Manikandan , T. Thamizhselvan, “Design and development of realistic PV emulator adaptable to the maximum power point tracking algorithm and battery charging controller” Solar energy, Vol 220, pp 473-490, March 2021, Publisher :Elsevier [SCIE ,Scopus indexed, Impact factor -5.742,cite score 8.9] DOI :10.1016/j.solener.2021.03.077
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  4. Sangari A,M.G. Umamaheswari&B. LekshmiSree” Design and Development of ROSMC-Based Single-Stage Z Source Inverter for Power Quality Enhancement in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Applications” IETE JOURNAL OF RESEARCH,Taylor&Francis,Nov 2021. [SCIE Scopus indexed, impact factor-1.24,cite score 2.4] DOI :10.1080/03772063.2021.1996283
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  5. A. Selvaraj, S. B. Ron Carter, and Thangavel,“Design of non-solenoidal operation of startermotor”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, Vol 234(13), pp 3095-3102, Nov 2020, Publisher:SAGE[Scopus, SCI indexed, IF-1.384, Cite score-2.5]

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