• NSF ASPIRE Research Center Granted $2.1 Million in Ongoing Funding
    The Utah State Legislature granted the ASPIRE Engineering Research Center at Utah State University $2.1 million in ongoing funding to serve as Uta’s lead research center for strategic planning for electrified transportation. Advancing Sustainability through Powered Infrastructure for Roadway Electrification (ASPIRE), a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center, conducts research to pave the way for […]
  • ASPIRE Welcomes EV Powertrain Manufacturer Hypercraft As Industry And Innovation Board (IIB) Partner
    SALT LAKE CITY — April 25, 2023 — Advancing Sustainability through Powered Infrastructure for Roadway Electrification (ASPIRE — Utah State University) a National Science Foundation funded Engineering Research Center, taking on the nation’s electrified transportation challenges, welcomed today its newest innovation and industry board partner, Hypercraft.  A Provo-based technology and EV startup, Hypercraft disrupted the […]
  • University of Utah joins Utah State University-based ASPIRE Center
    The University of Utah has officially joined the Utah State University-based Advancing Sustainability through Powered Infrastructure for Roadway Electrification NSF Research Center (ASPIRE) as an affiliated campus partner.
  • ASPIRE Receives Funding for Electrified Transportation Projects
    The National Science Foundation ASPIRE Engineering Research Center headquartered at Utah State University recently received funding to accelerate the creation of electrified corridors that will change the nation’s infrastructure as we know it.
  • Partnership Between USU and Stadler Brings Battery-Powered Trains to North America
    Utah State University and the ASPIRE Engineering Research Center will partner with Swiss-based Stadler to develop and test a battery-powered passenger train known as FLIRT. This train will be the first of its kind in North America.
  • ASPIRE ERC Annual Meeting 2022
    Annual Meeting Dates: Oct. 17-19, 2022 Location: ASPIRE Center in Logan, Utah  For more information, please email Angie Griffeth,, +1.435.797.4949. At the Annual Meeting you will have the opportunity to network and collaborate with other members of the electrification transportation value chain, and will have access to: Information and updates on the transportation electrification industry […]
  • First Aggie Recipient of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Named
    06/09/2022 — Utah State University electrical engineering student Tucker Skinner is the first Aggie to receive a scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. In addition to the scholarship award, Skinner will be attending the foundation’s Innovators Gala in Orlando, Florida, this August and will be paired with an astronaut mentor. Read entire article at
  • Highlights of the 1st Annual ASPIRE Open House at USU!  See all of the latest tech you missed.
    05/23/2022 — USU’s faculty and students successfully hosted the public event for all ages on May 19, 2022 at the EVR––recruiting tomorrow’s young engineers and enlisting future EV drivers with wireless power transfer demonstrations, EV test drives, and hands-on fun. Checkout some of the inspired faces.
  • OPEN HOUSE: Learn about electric vehicles, roadway electrification & pathways to training and jobs in electrified transportation.
    05/17/2022 — Join us for an open house at USU’s Electric Vehicle & Roadway Facility in North Logan, Utah on May 19, 2022. Open to the public and all ages. Test drive the newest EV’s to hit the market from local dealers. Meet Spot the robot dog and his robot friends. Try out the toy RC […]
  • Electrical engineer and ASPIRE director Regan Zane is featured speaker for public outreach event.
    03/28/2022 — London’s Brixton District “Electric Avenue” was among England’s first major streets to be lit by incandescent lights in the 19th Century. On this side of the pond, in 1881 Salt Lake City was the fifth city in the world, behind the much bigger metropolises London, New York, San Francisco and Cleveland, to initiate central […]