Electromobility - a systems perspective

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Since electric vehicles has proven to meet or exceed almost all the requirements they are now seen as the major solution for fossil free transportation. Electric cars, and electric buses already compete with combustion engine vehicles on the market. However, on a system level there are still many uncertainties, for example the total system cost, availability of charging, cost effective charging strategies, battery sizing, and cost for strengthen the electric grid. This course explains an electromobility system and the main compromises required when designing it. 

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Target group 

This course is aimed for a wide audience. Anyone who needs to understand how vehicles, charging infrastructure and charging strategies should be combined in order to result in an attractive electromobility system at a low cost.
Target audience is for example engineers, product planners, electric utilities, charge operators, city planners, policy makers etc. The course does not require engineering background or mathematical skills, but it assumes some basic understanding of vehicles, energy and economics. 
If you want to learn how to analyse a system on your own there is a second course “Electromobility Systems – Basic analysis” going deeper into the tools and analysis. It requires more mathematics and engineering experience.

No. of seats 
52
Course language 
English
Location 
Online
Course certification 
Course certificate requires the participants to have done all the course online exercises with sufficient number of correct answers.
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COURSE OVERVIEW

The online-course will open up for the participants on December 15. Time 15.00-16.00. 

Seminar: On February 2, 2021at 15.00-16.30 there will be a seminar discussing the course content based on participants answer to some of the exercises.

The course closes on February 19.

TOPICS

The core of the course is a cost benefit analysis, seen from both the perspective of the vehicle users and the charger operators. Analysis methods are introduced, which explains how to get a cost-effective and attractive system. The system is also analysed for a few different vehicle types to show why different conditions leads to different system solutions. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

This course gives a solid base for understanding what is important for an electromobility system. It will introduce effective tools for analysing and understanding the system and shows how to get a high benefit at a low cost. The focus in the course is on battery electric vehicles and stationary charging, but the analysis methods introduced are relevant also for analysing other solutions. The course will also provide general insights about strengths and weaknesses for different types of electromobility. For example, it will be shown why heavy trucks are just as suitable for electrification as smaller vehicles, if not more, and why high-power fast chargers are normally not an expensive solution.

Cancellation policy: 

Full refund of seminar fees will be made for reservations cancelled no later than two weeks prior to the seminar. No refund can be made for later cancellations. Cancellation must be made in writing. We are always willing to consider a colleague as a substitute for the original applicant. Cancellation and postponement must be made in writing. Cancellation of accommodation is subject to the cancellation policies of the hotels.