edX: Electric Cars: Technology, Business, and Policy

 with  Pavol Bauer, Frank Rieck and Margot Weijnen
Complexity Tutorials
Santa Fe University via Complexity Explorer

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.

After completing this course, you will be able to understand EV technology, implement a new strategy for your company’s fleet management, develop a citywide policy for emission-free mobility, or create a unique e-mobility business model.

Learners can choose two or all three tracks; namely Technology, Business, and/or 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 the final week, the course will be concluded by connecting the different track perspectives.

This course was co-developed with 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.


Week 1:
Role of EVs in Energy transition
Introduction to Technology of Electric cars

Week 2:
Introduction to Business of Electric Vehicles
Introduction to Public Policy for Electric Vehicles

Week 3-6:
Technology track:
How does an EV work?
Battery Technology for EVs
Charging of EVs
Future mobility

Policy track:
Policy ambitions and policy instruments
Shaping policy - institutional design
Policy impacts on public values and social welfare
EV incentive schemes

Business track:
Shift to Electric cars and fleets
Electrifying transportation
Charging infrastructure
Advanced EV business

Week 7:
Connecting the EV Perspectives
EVs for Future Smart Cities
0 Student
Cost Free Online Course
Pace Upcoming
Subject Business
Provider edX
Language English
Hours 6-8 hours a week
Calendar 7 weeks long

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