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edX Electric Cars: Technology

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  • Overview
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    Delft University of Technology
    4 weeks
    4-5 hours a week
    Paid Certificate Available
    Part of:
    Professional Certificate: Electric Cars
    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!

    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
    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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