Electric Vehicle Market and Technologies course at the University of St. Thomas
Shift2Electric works with the University of St Thomas to offer a one semester graduate course exploring the key areas of electric vehicle market and technologies. This course helps attendees understand the EV market dynamics and provides a solid foundation for anyone considering future career or business options with EVs and related technologies in this fast-growing field.
Instructor: Jukka Kukkonen, Shift2Electric
Course: ETLS 739-01
Time: Class meets Tuesdays from 5:45 to 8:45 PM in OSS 257
This course is an interactive learning experience, consisting of small-group research projects, presentation discussions, field trips and reflection days. Every student will do three research projects with other students. Students get to choose their research project topics from a topic list and grading will be based on research presentations, reflections and quizzes.
1. Week: Introductions and expectations, course concept and topics overview
2. Week: Basics 1
a: US EV market developments 2009-2018
b: BEVs and PHEVs presently available in the US
c: New models coming to the market
3. Week: Basics 2
a: EV markets outside of the US
b: Smart charging technologies
c: EV emissions
4. Week: Field trip
- EV display
- Test drives
- Owners panel: How owners drive and charge their vehicles
5. Week: EV technologies
a: Drivetrain technologies
b: Battery technologies
c: Autonomous driving technologies
6. Week: Charging
a: Single-family home and multi-housing Charging
b: Public charging
c: Workplace charging
7. Week: Grid
a: How EVs can help or hurt the grid
b: EVs, renewable energy and Vehicle to X
c: Utility company EV rates
8. Week: Field Trip
Dealership or store visit
9. Week: Policy and incentives
a: Transportation electrification winners and losers
b: Monetary and non-monetary public policy tools to advance EV market growth
c: Non-governmental entities incentivizing EV market growth
10. Week: Bus electrification
a: E-bus manufacturers and technologies
b: E-bus charging technologies
c: Existing bus fleets using e-buses and their experiences
11. Week: Non-car EVs
a: Electric trucks and semis
b: Electric aviation and watercraft
c: Electric motorcycles, ATVs and other non-highway EVs
12. Week: Vehicles manufacturers
a: Vehicle manufacturing and distribution
b: Market update from LA Auto Show
13. Week: New business models
a: Charging infrastructure manufacturing and networks
b: Autonomous driving and connected cars
c: Shared mobility concepts
14. Week: Personal overview and reflections, wrap-up
15. Week: Substitute presentation and quizzes
Students understand EV technologies and the basic market dynamics.
Students get to work with people who are interested in the same topics.
Students get to hear multiple perspectives, while learning about the topics.
Research work makes students drill deep into topics.
Topic choices allow students to use their strengths and expertise.
Having to teach someone provides deeper learning.
This course is designed to bring up potential business opportunities and build networks for students to pursue them.
For more information and registrations please visit UST webpage https://www.stthomas.edu/engineering/graduate/courses/catalog/etlstopics/
and contact their admissions office or call 651-962-5500.