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Electric Cars: Introduction

Get a basic understanding of electric cars and learn about leading technologies, development of profitable business models and effective policies.

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Starts Oct 25
Estimated 4 weeks
4–5 hours per week
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About this course

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Electric vehicles are the future of transportation. Electric mobility has become an essential part of the energy transition, and will imply significant changes for vehicle manufacturers, governments, companies and individuals.

If you are interested in learning about the electric vehicle technology and how it can work for your business or create societal impact, then this is the course for you.

The experts of TU Delft, together with other knowledge institutes and companies in the Netherlands, will prepare you for upcoming developments amid the transition to electric vehicles.

You'll explore the most important aspects of this new market, including state-of-the-art technology of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure; profitable business models for electric mobility; and effective policies for governmental bodies, which will accelerate the uptake of electric mobility.

The course includes video lectures, presentations and exercises, which are all reinforced with real-world case studies from projects that were implemented in the Netherlands.

The production of this course would not have been possible without the contributions of the Dutch Innovation Centre for Electric Road Transport (D-INCERT) and is taught by experts from both industry and academia, who share their knowledge and insights.

At a glance

  • Institution: DelftX
  • Subject: Engineering
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisites:

    None, but affinity with thebasic concepts that the different tracks (technology of electric cars, business or policy) offer is recommended.

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English
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What you'll learn

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  • Role of electric vehicles in the energy transition
  • Basics of electric car and charging technology
  • Types of electric cars and how do they work
  • Introduction to the business of electric vehicles and its future potential
  • Policy ambitions and policy instruments for electric mobility

Learner testimonials

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"Through this program I gained excellent and useful knowledge which I use in everyday work activities such as developing new e-mobility projects, new solutions and strategies for sustainable local transport and implementation of e-mobility solutions in a smart city concept." -- Zvonimir, Croatia

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The course materials of this course are Copyright Delft University of Technology and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC-BY-NC-SA) 4.0 International License.

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