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Worksport receives $1.15M in funding from Canadian government and MITACS

The company also stated that the prototype will be a 50-kW, NPEV fast charging system, covering areas including transportation electrification, power conversion systems, material characterization and fuel cell construction, thermal analysis, and battery management systems.

January 4, 2022  by CM Staff

Worksport Granted $1.15M from Canadian Federal Government Partner, MITACS

Mississauga — The Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems together with the government of Canada have granted $1.15 million to Terravis Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Worksport Ltd.

Worksport Ltd. and Prof. Sheldon Williamson and his research team at Ontario Tech University drafted the grant proposal. It was also peer-reviewed by technical experts from around the world in the fields of transportation electrification, power conversion systems, material characterization and hydrogen fuel cell construction, thermal analysis, and battery management systems.

The company stated that it believes the grant will open additional novel research opportunities where this technology could branch out to many other applications.

Support from the Canadian government will enable the company and OTU to pursue enterprise implementation of the NPEV fast charging systems as well as any other related programs over the next two years.

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The company also stated that the prototype will be a 50-kW, NPEV fast charging system, covering areas including transportation electrification, power conversion systems, material characterization and fuel cell construction, thermal analysis, and battery management systems.

“The teams that were put together for this project have decades of R&D expertise in the areas of EV fast charging, battery technology, e-mobility, renewable energy systems, and hydrogen fuel cell technology. Our teams have been retroactively working on this novel, high power, sustainable, NPEV fast charging solution for the past several months. The tasks involved and the potential end results make it a one-of-a-kind project, not only within Canada, but also throughout North America. The NPEV fast charger project will also, without a doubt, position Canada at the forefront of e-mobility and smart grid development. We look forward to the first fully functional system demonstration at OTU within the next couple of months,” said Prof. Williamson in a statement.

The company said that numerous NPEV fast charging systems have already been requested from several Canadian businesses. As phase one comes to a close, initial production can begin within 60 days.