Online Professional Certificate Program: Electric Cars 2019
Feb07

Online Professional Certificate Program: Electric Cars 2019

After the success of the Electric Cars program which attracted 60,000 enthusiastic registrations from 175 countries, TU Delft and Dutch-INCERT are launching the Electric Cars Professional Certificate Program again, starting February 1, 2019. This unique program includes four courses that cover the main aspects surrounding electric mobility: technology, business, and policy. All four courses are now open for enrollment. In this program, you will dive into the state-of-the-art technology of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure; profitable business models; and effective policies for governmental bodies, which will accelerate the uptake of electric mobility. Whether you are an entrepreneur, technologist, engineer, consultant or policy maker – this program will help you take the next step! What you will learn: The role of electric vehicles in the energy transition strategy. The technology behind electric cars and charging. Business opportunities and profitable business models for electric cars. TCO models, lean mass productions, value chain thinking and business integration. Policy objectives and instruments to support adoption of electric mobility and the role of government. Case studies from Fastned, Jedlix, ABB, Nuon Solar team, Royal Haskoning, VDL to connect theory to practice Enrol now in the first course: http://tiny.cc/ecars1x Enrol now in the Professional Certificate Program: http://tiny.cc/ecarsx...

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‘King of the Road with Zero Emission’: Strategische onderzoek en beleidsagenda voor emissievrij zwaar vervoer beschikbaar.
Oct16

‘King of the Road with Zero Emission’: Strategische onderzoek en beleidsagenda voor emissievrij zwaar vervoer beschikbaar.

16-10-2018 ‘King of the Road with Zero Emission’ is een strategische onderzoeks- en beleidsagenda voor zwaar wegvervoer. Het is het resultaat van een ‘Knowledge-to-Knowledge’-project dat werd uitgevoerd als onderdeel Partners for International Business-programma tussen Nederland en Oostenrijk. De onderzoeksvragen voor de transitie naar emissieloos vrachtvervoer zijn onder elkaar opgeschreven. Veel partijen in Nederland als in Oostenrijk hebben input geleverd; Dutch INCERT heeft de agenda ontwikkeld. Technische, financiële / economische en sociale vragen zijn geïdentificeerd. De technische onderzoeksvragen richten zich op opladen en snelladen van zeer grote batterijen op een manier die de energietransitie ondersteunt en tegelijkertijd voldoet aan de vereisten van de transportbedrijven. Andere vragen hebben betrekking op voertuigconfiguratie, vergroten rijbereik, transportpatronen, software om bestuurders te helpen en online monitoring. De rij- en rusttijdenregeling en software-ondersteuning voor chauffeurs zijn belangrijke technische vragen met grote impact op de sociaal-economische aspecten. De financiële en economische vragen gaan over het opbouwen van een betrouwbaar verdienmodel en over de manier waarop luchtkwaliteitseisen van invloed zijn op de adoptie van emissievrij transport. De sociale vragen gaan over gedragsverandering en nudging van managers en chauffeurs. Het PIB-programma Erfolgsformeln verbinden werd eind 2016 opgericht om de handelscontacten tussen Oostenrijk en Nederland op vlak van e-mobility te versterken. Emodz is als penvoerder verantwoordelijk voor deze drie jaar durende permanente handelsmissie. Dutch INCERT is een Nederlandse kennissamenwerking op gebied van elektrisch rijden en een van de deelnemende partijen. Doel is om economische ontwikkeling te stimuleren en kennis uit te wisselen met Oostenrijk op het gebied van het verduurzamen van mobiliteit en de energietransitie. De Partners for International Business Programma’s worden ondersteund door de Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO) en de diplomatieke posten in de doelregio’s. De onderzoeksagenda is hier te downloaden. Onderzoeksagenda King of the Road...

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MOOC Electric cars featured on AD.nl
Aug01

MOOC Electric cars featured on AD.nl

The Massive Open Online Courses about Electric cars has reached the general public. The course has been featured on the AD.nl on the 1st of August. According to AD.nl, it is a good way to spend your summer holidays! The article can be found here: https://www.ad.nl/delft/tu-delft-biedt-gratis-cursus-over-elektrische-auto-s-aan~ab522c62/ The last course of the MOOC, about policy, will open September 4th, 2018. More information about the course can be found here: https://online-learning.tudelft.nl/courses/electric-cars-introduction/   

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Three more MOOCs opened: technology, business and policy
Apr25
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Award “Most Significant Innovation in Electric Vehicles” for TU Delft and PRE
Apr25

Award “Most Significant Innovation in Electric Vehicles” for TU Delft and PRE

The research from Gautham Ram Chandra Mouli and Pavol Bauer has been awarded with the award “Most Significant Innovation in Electric Vehicles”. Chandra Mouli and Bauer, from the TU Delft, have been awarded the award for a quick charger that can charge cars directly with electricity. ‘This is a real recognition for the research, and a recognition for TKI Urban Energy that financially supported the project’ Mouli says. The charger has been developed together with the companies Power Research Electronics and Last Mile Solutions. In addition to this, the project has been funded by the Dutch Urban Energy Top Consortium (TKI Urban Energy). “Currently, the charging stations are using the 50Hz AC network to exchange power between solar panels and the vehicle” explains Chandra Mouli. Regular solar panels generate direct current (DC) which has to be converted to alternating current when it is used to charge an electric vehicle. According to Chandra Mouli, this is not efficient or cost-effective. “Converting to AC results in unnecessary steps and loss. And, secondly, it requires two separate DC-AC converters, one for the vehicle and one for the solar panels, resulting in increased costs and dimensions.’ Therefore, Chandra Mouli developed a more self-evident solution: to use a single converter for both DC and AC. This converter could charge the vehicle via DC while it is also being connected to the AC electricity grid. In the study, which won the award, a 10kW converter has been designed, with an internal DC link and three terminals, which can charge the vehicle both from the solar panels and the electricity grid. The integrated DC charger has a higher efficiency and is about three times smaller than existing solutions based on AC power exchange.’ The use of this charger means that the electricity grid is no longer needed as an interim stage in charging. In addition, the system works two ways: not only can you charge your electric car with solar power, the energy from the charged car battery can also be used to supply your house with electricity. Moreover, it is also possible to deliver electricity back to the grid, although this first requires conversion into alternating current. ‘The developed converter is used in a solar charging station, including smart charging algorithms. Charging the vehicle with solar energy resulted in zero CO2 emission, lower fuel costs, tax benefits and less dependence on the feed-in tariffs for renewable energy.’ Source:...

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