Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Masterclass (30-DAY  FREE TRIAL)

Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Masterclass (30-DAY FREE TRIAL)

Welcome to your 30-day Free Trial of the Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Masterclass e-learning course brought to you by LEVEL

Easy-to-understand Theoretical Foundation

Introductory to in-depth technical foundation of the state of the art in vehicle and charging technologies

Practical Exercises (PAID FEATURE)

Working through real-life case studies and developing a model business case application

(PAID FEATURE)

Interviews from Industry Professionals (LIMITED CONTENT)

Real-life experience from professionals in the industry through interviews at every step provides practical takeaways

(LIMITED CONTENT)

The course provides background and insights into Mobility Electrification and Charging Infrastructure, its procurement, installation and management. It is ideal for business or Local Authority managers leading on fleet electrification and charge point installation. On completion of the course, you will be up to speed with the highly dynamic electric vehicle market, current enabling technologies and national and international policies leading to a sustainable future.

 

An essential part of the course focuses on practical applications of the theoretical learning through model case studies. We hope you find the step-by-step guide to developing charge point installations an invaluable guide to building your own business case proposition.

The course will consider all aspects of electric vehicle infrastructure including:

  • Different kinds of EVs
  • State-of-the-art in charging technology
  • Impacts and constraints of electricity grid
  • The UK policy environment
  • Different market segments and their specific requirements from the infrastructure

 

The paid version of this course includes expiry-free access to the material, step-by-step guidance to build your own business case section and CPD accreditation as a recognised qualification.

By the end of this Course you will:

  • Have an understanding of the different types of electric vehicles and their associated technologies
  • Have a knowledge of current electric vehicle charging infrastructure
  • Understand how the electric grid works and the impacts on the network of a transition to electric vehicle usage
  • Be able to produce a project plan for the installation of an EV charge point(s)
  • Have an awareness of government and local authority policy drivers and the availability of public support
  • Appreciate the need for adequate safety measures and policies as more fleets are transformed to electric vehicles using high voltage storage

The face of the automotive industry is changing rapidly driven by political pressure to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality in cities. This sudden shift of strict emission regulations across most developed countries has created significant challenges for the automotive giants, who were used to an incremental style of development of vehicle technologies.

The UK Government has announced that it will end sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 amid fears that rising levels of nitrogen oxide pose a major risk to public health. France has also announced a similar ban of internal combustion engine vehicles by the same date while the Chinese authorities are considering introducing a mandatory 8% EV sales quota before 2018. Oxford has announced that it is set to be the first UK city to ban all petrol and diesel vehicles from its central streets by 2020, extending its ‘Clean Air Zone’ to the entire urban centre within a decade.

As a result the major motor manufactures are now investing heavily in a new generation of electric and ultra-low emission vehicles. However, the UK’s transition towards the adoption of ultra-low emission vehicles will be heavily dependent on the development of an effective electric vehicle-charging network. This course will provide you with an overview of electric vehicle technologies and a chance to hear from industry leaders on trends, challenges and opportunities relating to the design, manufacture, installation and network management of EV charging point infrastructure.

The overall content is built on three pillars: Technology ReviewUK Government Policies and Market Study. The content focusses on case studies and real-life examples as much as it does on theoretical understanding. Having developed a good foundation on the three pillars, the course then applies this knowledge to a practical case study – the development of a project plan for the installation of an EV charge point network.

 

Graphical description of how the course is divided into 4 lessons

Lesson 1: Technology Review

This chapter begins with a technical discussion into four pathways of de-carbonisation of the road transport industry and consists of:

  • An overview and comparison of different types of electric/electrified powertrains
  • Consideration of charge point infrastructure: different modes of charging, charging times, main components of a typical charging station and common charge point management systems (CPMS).
  • An examination of the impact on the grid network of a transition to electric vehicles.

This chapter provides insights into different charging technologies available in the market, technical limitations, impacts on the grid and selecting the best options for your case study.

This chapter contains the following video discussions:

Steve Cornes from Nottingham City Council discusses energy storage in charging stations

Ben Godfrey from Western Power Distribution talks about the grid impact and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) potential

Chris Everett from EV Charging Solutions talks about different components of a charge point

Lesson 2: UK Government

This chapter will give you a holistic view of UK government and local authority policy drivers and the availability of public monetary support to stimulate the adoption of ultra-low emission vehicles. An understanding of the political perspective of how the technology and mobility industry is likely to progress in future, is also provided.

Steve from Nottingham City Council discusses how he brought together funds from various sources for his public transport electrification project

Lesson 3: Market Analysis

The final pillar of the course is considerations of the demand side of the equation, through the following:

  • Classifying the market into different groups with specific requirements for charge point infrastructure
  • Discuss the individual requirements of these respective segments of the market and their opportunities
  • Consider the experiences of businesses in terms of actual timescales, problems encountered and costs involved in implementation

 

This chapter contains the following video discussions:

Dominic Moyes from DG Cars talks about his experience in electrifying in-house fleet for taxi business

Ian Pole from DG Cars substantiates the above giving a management perspective

Steve Cornes from Nottingham City Council talks about Nottingham bus fleet electrification

Lesson 4: EV Charging Infrastructure Considerations (PAID FEATURE)

This is the last chapter of this course, which applies the knowledge gained in the previous three pillar chapters. The content is based on the 6 P’s developed by Cenex™ in their EVSE guide from 2015. In this chapter, best practices and guidelines are discussed for the 6 P’s and what questions should you ask yourself while building a case.

During this module you are asked to take on the role of a Local Authority or Business Manager tasked with developing a project plan to deliver an EV Charge point installation. At each stage you will be encouraged to build your project plan linked to the particular ‘P’.

This chapter contains the following video discussions:

Steve Cornes from Nottingham City Council talks about his experience with his public transport electrification project

Chris Everett from EV Charging Solutions talks about pros and cons of installing different ‘smart’ features in the charge point

Dominic Moyes from DG Cars talks about the installation process

Course Materials