Electric Cars: Technology

edX Electric Cars: Technology

Platform
edX
Provider
Delft University of Technology
Effort
4-5 hours a week
Length
4 weeks
Language
English
Credentials
Paid Certificate Available
Part of
Professional Certificate: Electric Cars
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Overview
Electric cars are more than a novel means of mobility. They have been recognized as an essential building block of the energy transition. Fulfilling their promise will imply a significant change in the technical, digital and social dimensions of transport and energy infrastructure. If you are interested in learning about the state-of-the-art technology behind electric cars, then this is the course for you!

This course focuses on the technology behind electric cars. You will explore the working principle of electric vehicles, delve into the key roles played by motors and power electronics, learn about battery technology, EV charging, smart charging and about future trends in the development of electric cars.

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

This course was co-developed by Dutch Innovation Centre for Electric Road Transport (Dutch-INCERT) and TU Delft and is taught by experts from both the industry and academia, who share their knowledge and insights.

Join the course and be prepared for the upcoming developments amid the transition to electric vehicles!

LICENSE
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.

What you'll learn
  • Operation principle of electric cars
  • Motors and power electronics in an electric cars
  • Battery technology
  • Relevant charging infrastructure technologies and innovations, such as smart charging
  • Future technology for EVs such as wireless charging and solar EVs
Syllabus
Week 1: How does an EV work?
EV Vs gasoline car
Electric car drivetrain
Electric motor
Power electronic in an electric car Regenerative braking

Week 2: Battery Technology for EVs
Storage technologies for EV
Battery working principles
Battery losses
Li-ion batteries
Battery pack and battery management system

Week 3. Charging Technology of EVs
AC charging - Type 1,2,3
DC charging – Chademo, Tesla, CCS
Fast charging and its limitations
Smart charging and applications
Vehicle to grid (V2G) technology

Week 4. Future trends in electric cars
Wireless charging of EV
On-road charging of EV
Battery swap technology
Solar powered EVs
Charging EVs from renewables

Taught by
Pavol Bauer, Auke Hoekstra, Gautham Ram and Marnix Wagemaker
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