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

Three more MOOCs opened: technology, business and policy

After the first Massive Open Online Course – Electric Cars: Introduction, the successive courses will start soon. Get an in-depth understanding of electric cars and learn about leading technologies, development of profitable business models and effective policies. For everyone with an interest in electric mobility, no university degree needed. The various courses will cover all the aspects of electric cars. The technology course covers all the technical aspects of 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 business course explains how electric mobility can work for your business. The experts of TU Delft, together with other knowledge institutes and companies in the Netherlands, will provide insights into how innovations with electric cars have been leading to disruption in conventional businesses. You will learn about TCO models, lean mass production, value chain thinking and business integration. Electric cars are more than a novel means of mobility. They have been recognized as an essential building block of the energy transition, therefore the policy course is worth taking a look. After completing this course, you will be able to assess a policy plan to support the introduction of electric cars and make a motivated choice between alternative policy instruments. In the final week, the course will be concluded by connecting the different track perspectives. The technology course starts May 15th, 2018, the business course June 26th, 2018  and the policy course September 4th, 2018. More information about the courses can be found here: https://online-learning.tudelft.nl/courses/electric-cars-introduction/. All the courses together form the Professional Certificate: Electric Cars.   Edit May 20th: The registration for the Professional Certificate Program (PCP) : Electric Cars and the MOOC Electric cars: Technology is now launched! Register...

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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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Future of Charging: Overview of research and trends (ARCHI 2018)
Feb22

Future of Charging: Overview of research and trends (ARCHI 2018)

The Applied Research of Charging Infrastructure of electric vehicles (ARCHI) symposium was a great succes. To share the knowledge of the symposium with the world, the outcome of the symposium has been published in the form of a interactive website: www.futureofcharging.com A living digital document, open for updates, new research and relevant knowledge science wants to share with the market and vice versa. Partners are: The Delft University of Technology (DUT), The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), Dutch-INCERT, TKI Urban Energy and the Netherlands Platform of Charging infrastructure (NKL). Researchers, academics, applied researchers and practitioners share knowledge, spur innovation and create new linkages in the field of charging infrastructure for electric...

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Final program ARCHI on February 8 2018
Jan31

Final program ARCHI on February 8 2018

We invite you to sign up The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), Delft University of Technology (DUT), Dutch INCERT, The Netherlands Knowledge Platform for Charging infrastructure (NKL) and TKI Urban Energy cordially invite researchers, academics, applied researchers and practitioners to share knowledge, spur innovation and create new linkages in the field of charging infrastructure for electric mobility. We are looking forward to see you on the 8th of February 2018 in Delft. Make sure you register for ARCHI Symposium Applied Research on Charging Infrastructure before the 5th of February 2018. Capacity is limited so make sure you sign up to reserve your seat. Full Program ARCHI 2018 – The future of Charging Infrastructure   Date: 8 February 2018 Time: 9.30 -18.00 Location: TU-Delft, Stevinweg 1, 2628 CN Delft Costs: € 150 (regular) – € 30 (students) Registration: register now! Program: programma Information: More information about the symposium and registration  ...

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