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Battery Storage: E-Mobility, an old solution with new arguments

Battery Storage: E-Mobility, an old solution with new arguments

An introduction into e-mobility

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About this course

Today's energy systems—those that provide us with heat, water, electricity, and transportation—must evolve to address the critical challenges associated with the rising cost of energy, the effects of climate change, and the resulting threats to our energy security. Tackling these issues requires a change in the way we think about energy.

In the European energy system, transportation is a large energy consumer, accounting for about one-third of the total energy consumption. As such, it is contributing substantially to problems such as global warming and air pollution.

In this mini-course, you will find out all about the crucial role the transportation sector has to play in the energy transition. By switching from fossil-fuelled vehicles to electric vehicles, the total energy consumption can be lowered and carbon emissions significantly reduced.

Take this mini-course if you want to find answers to questions you might have such as:

  • Can the electrification of the transport sector really make the sector greener? Are there any hidden impacts on the environment?
  • Will we have to build extra power plants for the electric vehicle energy demand, and can the electricity grid handle the charging?
  • Will there be enough charging points and how long will it take to charge a car?
  • Will we have the same comfort of driving?
  • What is a realistic time estimation for the achievement of an electric transportation system?
  • Which new business models can take into account scenarios such as home charging or public charging? 

Is this course for you?

This is a beginner level course designed for anyone interested in the subject of electric mobility, automotive industry, the energy transition, reaching climate goals, business opportunities related to transportation and energy services.

No prior knowledge required


How does the course boost my career?

This course will benefit you if you are a professional in the energy sector or simply have a strong interest in sustainable development as an individual. You will learn to understand how the future transportation sector will impact the energy system both by putting stress on the electricity grid and by delivering valuable new services to the grid. Discover the importance of getting engaged both personally and professionally in the electrification of mobility. Learn to make a realistic estimation of when our mobility system could go electric and which obstacles need to be tackled first.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Differentiate  different  car  propulsion  technologies,  from  combustion  engines  to  hybrid  vehicles  and  full  electric  cars
  • Formulate  the  different  challenges  to  large-scale  deployment  of  electro-mobility
  • Identify  the  impact  of  electromobility  on  the  electricity  grid 
  • Describe  different  business  models  for  electric  vehicle  charging 
  • Name  different  modes  of  electric  transportation  and  their  respective  challenges  for  further  electrification    

Teaching methods and materials

This mini-course is a self-paced modular online course consisting of 6 video lessons by academic experts and 2 real-life case studies by industry experts. Each video lesson is followed by a series of short assessments that allow self-verification of the lesson’s learning outcomes.


What do others think?

At this point in time when we need up-to-date information on how we can positively contribute to the climate change challenge, this course offers the right balance of theory and praxis on battery and electro-mobility. It clarifies and expounds on some practical issues that may be encountered in the implementation phase of our transition to sustainable transport. It gave me sufficient arguments for the attainability of the rapid transition to clean technology in all economies of scale, including at subnational level such as in a developing island economy where I operate. The course helped me understand that the shift to E-mobility is attainable not only because the technology is available but because we can always create an enabling policy environment to realize this paradigm shift.

Ryan Fuentes, Chief Planning Officer, Palawan Council for Sustainable Development


As the use of cleaner energy sources is quickly growing in cities’ transportation, I wanted to know more about the current situation. Plus, I usually strive to gain knowledge about various energy topics, not only the one I specialise in. I chose the InnoEnergy course because it was interactive and also included an assessment. The course was very well explained and helped me learn about the types of electric cars in a very fast and easy way. 

Mercè Pacios Pujado, Postdoc Researcher, Catalan Institute for Energy Research


Course experts

Johan Driesen

Professor of Power Systems Engineering

KU Leuven University

Peter Van Den Heede

Head of Sales Council



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