Recognizing the momentous technical and societal trends occurring in transportation electrification, the IEEE recently approved the formation of a Technical Council focused on the subject, to be called the Transportation Electrification Council (TEC)The Industrial Electronics Society is a sponsor of TEC and you can join for free!

Make sure to be on the look-out for that option when renewing or updating your IEEE membership.  The option will be listed under each sponsoring society:

  • IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society
  • IEEE Computer Society
  • IEEE Control Systems Society
  • IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society
  • IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society
  • IEEE Electronics Packaging Society
  • IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
  • IEEE Industry Applications Society
  • IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society
  • IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society
  • IEEE Microwave Theory and Technology Society
  • IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society
  • IEEE Power & Energy Society
  • IEEE Power Electronics Society
  • IEEE Reliability Society
  • IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society
  • IEEE Vehicular Technology Society

As a Technical Council, TEC will have its own independent budget and more importantly will be able to develop new programs for members, such as local chapters, conferences and symposia, publications, standards, etc.  Eventually, this will give transportation its rightful place within IEEE, reflecting the major technical and societal transition we are experiencing with a shift with more electric, if not full electric, modes of transportation.  The Council will cover all modes of transportation (road, off road, air, rail, water) as well as component and system issues, from propulsion technology to autonomous vehicles and the network they are or will rely on.

So, if you work in the transportation industry, or simply have an interest in the field, please participate in current or future TEC activities (check the TEC website at  Better yet, volunteer, suggest new initiatives, or take the lead in developing programs for transportation engineers, managers, and researchers.

Questions?  Contact the TEC Office @