Open Call: IEEE VTS Motor Vehicles Challenge 2021

26 January, 2021 | Events & Conferences

Initiated in the IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC) 2016, the IEEE VTS Motor Vehicles Challenge has been successfully organized over four versions from 2017 to 2020. This year, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, University of Sherbrooke, University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté, University of Québec at Trois-Rivières, and University of Lille are proud to launch the IEEE VTS Motor Vehicles Challenge 2021.

The Challenge

The challenge focuses on the design of an energy management strategy (EMS) for a dual-motor all-wheel drive (AWD) electric vehicle (EV) of which the reference model is given from an urban EV developed in the University of Sherbrooke. The participants will develop their EMS to allocate the traction forces between the front and rear axles and also the mechanical and electrical braking forces of each axle.

The ultimate objective of the EMS is to minimize the battery state-of-charge (SoC) depletion respecting the torque constraints of the EDs and the temperature constraints of the battery cell.

Simulation Model

A free MATLAB/Simulink model and control of the vehicle organized by using Energetic Macroscopic Representation (EMR) are provided.


The results will be revealed during March 2021. All participants will receive a participation certificate.


Each award winner will receive a certificate, an invitation to write and present a paper for IEEE VPPC 2021, and a grant covering certain expenses related to participation and attendance to IEEE VPPC 2021 (conference registration, transport, and accommodation):

First prize: Up to USD 3500

Second prize: Up to USD 1500


This competition is open to everyone (students, academics, and industry). However, only VTS members are eligible to receive the grant. So join now:

If you are not a member at the time of registration, you can still participate and receive a participation certificate.

For more information and full challenge requirements, visit the IEEE VTS Motor Vehicles Challenge 2021 website.

Important Dates

Register by 31 January 2021

Submit your Energy Management Strategy by 22 February 2020

Results announced 15 March 2021.

IEEE VTS Motor Vehicles Challenge 2021 Committee

  • Bảo-Huy Nguyễn
  • João Pedro F. Trovão
  • Samir Jemeï
  • Loïc Boulon
  • Alain Bouscayrol

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