Electrical Mobility
Electrical Mobility
Electrical Mobility

What is this course about?

Today, about one-third of total energy consumption is used for transportation. By using fossil fuels as its main source of input energy, the transportation sector is a significant contributor of CO2 emissions and air pollution. Also, as we all know, mobility has changed over the last years and will change rapidly in years to come with electric vehicles playing a major role. In this course, participants will learn about the electrification of the transportation system and how this development affects the overall energy system. Next, they will hear from an engineer from the field who will share crucial insights about the current market of electric vehicles and current and future developments regarding charging infrastructure. They will also learn about some emerging new business models linked to electric vehicles.

What will you learn?

  • Understand the long history of electric vehicles
  • Describe the design of standard electrical drive trains
  • Compare the efficiency and challenges of different energy conversion chains
  • Explain the role of electric vehicles beyond automobiles in the mobility system
  • Outline the path toward using electric vehicles more widely
  • Describe the trends around the adoption and pricing of electric vehicles
  • Illustrate the current and near-future state of charging infrastructure
  • Explain vehicle-to-home and vehicle-to-grid business models

Who is this course for?

This is a foundation level course suitable to a general audience as well as an audience with low technical ability. Audiences with some management experience may also find this course useful.