Electric Vehicles Incubation, Testing and Research Centre (eVIT-RC)

Globally, automotive industry is passing through a paradigm shift. The past century has been the era of internal combustion engine (ICE) primarily because of the ease of use, availability and low-cost of fossil fuels. The shift to electric mobility has become necessary on the account of fast depletion of fossil fuels, rapid increase in energy costs, and impact of transportation on the environment and concerns over climate change. “Electric Vehicles Incubation, Testing and Research Centre (eVIT – RC)”  is one of the Research Division of Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai established in August 2020.


  • Technology and Know-how creation through Research and Development on various aspects of electrical automotive ecosystems.
  • To act as a Centre of Excellence on Electric Mobility by bringing together various stack holders and the departments in the University.
  • To create a nodal agency for subject proposals to various funding agencies in the University.
  • To establish relationship with electrical vehicle industry members for the purpose of appropriate and futuristic developments.
  • To establish research and testing facilities to address the above’s.

Focussed Research and Development Area

  • Powertrain
    • Electric motors and its thermal designs
    • Power electronics and drives
    • Control Systems
  • Noise Vibration and Harness
  • Battery and Battery Management Systems
  • Power Quality Analysis
  • Wireless Charging
  • Light weighting
  • Ancillaries

Proposed Laboratories

  1. Electric Motor Drive testing laboratory
    1. Dynamometer testing for 1Nm, 5000 rpm for ancillary applications
    2. Dynamometer testing for 50Nm, 10000 rpm for traction applications
  2. Electrical vehicle Thermal Management Laboratory
  3. NVH testing laboratory
  4. Wireless charging testing laboratory


  1. Structure to reduce noise in linear switched reluctance motor, 3330/CHE/2014
  2. Aerator for Liquid Medium, 2384/2017-CHE, 07/08/2017
  3. Low Cost Stator, Rotor and Hub Structures for Energy Efficient Fans, 201941007806
  4. Dual side pulse position controlled high efficient inductive power transfer system (201941002713A)
  5. Sensorless starting and control mechanism of BLDC drive using DC link Current and motor terminal voltages” (App. No.: 201741032901 A)
  6. A Noise Control Device Using Integrated Passive Elements, 202041035046

Industry Collaboration/MOUs

  1. Development Project of Synchronous Reluctance Motor for Pump Application, Lucas TVS, Chennai, 2013 – 2016
  2. Development project of Switched Reluctance Motor for Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Lucas TVS, Chennai, 2016 – 2019
  3. Development project of Synchronous Reluctance Motor for Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles, NFTDC, Hyderabad, 2017 – 2020
  4. Technical Development training programme on Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH) to VALEO Employees, Valeo India Pvt. Ltd, 2019
  1. Aswin Uvaraj, G., Lenin, N.C.: ‘Review on evolution of technology advancements and applications of line start synchronous machines’, IET Electric Power Application, 2019, 13, (1) pp. 1–16 (1049/iet-epa.2018.5283)
  2. Lenin, N. C. et. al, “Experimental Comparison of a 70 Watt Switched Reluctance Machine   with Different Types of Converter Topologies”,  Energy Procedia 117 (2017) 306–313
  3. Sooraj. V and Febin Daya J.L, “Compact Pulse Position Based High Efficient IPT System for Wireless Charging of EV”, IET Power Electronics, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 86-95, 2020.
  4. Sooraj and J.L. Febin Daya, “Estimation of Optimal Operating Frequency for Wireless EV Charging System under Misalignment” Electronics, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2019.
  5. Sooraj. V and Febin Daya J.L, “A High Gain LCL Architecture Based IPT System for Wireless Charging of EV”, IET Power Electronics, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 195-203, Feb 2019.