Free Online Course on Electric Cars: Technology, Business, and Policy

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The Delft University of Technology is offering free online course on Electric Cars: Technology, Business, and Policy.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.

In this seven week course, applicants will Get an in-depth understanding of electric cars and learn about leading technologies, development of profitable business models and effective policies. This course will start on February 20, 2018.

Course At A Glance

Length: 7 weeks
Effort: 6-8 hours pw
Subject: Engineering
Institution: Delft University of Technology and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $70
Session: Course Starts on February 20, 2018

Providers’ Details

Delft University of Technology is the largest and oldest technological university in the Netherlands. Our research is inspired by the desire to increase fundamental understanding, as well as by societal challenges.

About This Course

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.

Why Take This Course?

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Basics of electric car technology
  • Relevant charging infrastructure technologies and innovations, such as smart charging
  • How to apply advanced business innovation tools
  • Development of profitable e-mobility business models
  • Development and evaluation of effective e-mobility incentive schemes

Instructors

Margot Weijnen

Prof. Margot Weijnen holds the chair of Process and Energy Systems Engineering at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, TU Delft.

Pavol Bauer

Pavol Bauer is a full Professor in the Department of Electrical Sustainable Energy of Delft University of Technology and head of DC Systems, Energy Conversion and Storage group.

Requirements

None, but an affinity with basic concepts of the learning track of your choice (technology, business or policy) is recommended.

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