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The purpose of Electric Vehicles and Mobility is to help you, whatever your profile, your training or your country, find your own answers to questions such as: - Will electric vehicles be the last to be allowed in megalopolises in the 21st century? - Does the environmental gain from vehicle electrification justify heavy investment in charging infrastructure? - Are electric vehicles only for wealthy people in developed countries? This course will allow you to acquire elements from engineering science, sociology, environmental science, political science, economics, management science, in order to evaluate, analyze and implement the diffusion of electric vehicles where their use is relevant. This MOOC is the English version of Mobilités et véhicules électriques; in the lecture videos, the teachers speak in French, nevertheless their presentation is in English and English subtitles are available. Groupe Renault and ParisTech schools have been working together for almost 15 years on topics related to sustainable mobility. Together, they created two Master programs (Transport and Sustainable Development in 2004, Mobility and Electric Vehicles in 2010) and the Sustainable Mobility Institute Renault-ParisTech in 2009, to support ongoing changes. Electric Vehicles and Mobility is the result of this shared history and was developed from a course delivered within the Master Mobility and Electric Vehicles, led by Arts et Métiers ParisTech in partnership with Ensta ParisTech, Mines ParisTech and École des Ponts ParisTech....
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Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week

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Subtitles: English, French

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
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29 minutes to complete

Welcome

<p>A few words about the course and how it works.</p><p>We kick off this course with a video presentation of <em>Electric Vehicles and Mobility</em>. We then detail the course overview and give the syllabus, explain the genesis of this MOOC: the partnership between École des Ponts ParisTech and Groupe Renault Corporate Foundation. Finally, we introduce the members of the technical, educational and scientific team.</p><p>The second section gives you the floor. You can, on the one hand, introduce yourself to other learners through the forum and, on the other hand, complete a survey that will allow us to know you better and adapt our future training to our audience: you! Thank you for taking the necessary 5 minutes to complete it.</p>...
Reading
1 video (Total 3 min), 6 readings
Video1 video
Reading6 readings
Course Overview5m
Syllabus4m
Partnership École des Ponts ParisTech and Groupe Renault Corporate Foundation1m
Introducing the team1m
Survey Present yourself5m
Introduce yourself to the other learners10m
Clock
1 hour to complete

Chapter 1 - Understand Mobility and its evolutions

</p><p>In this first chapter we will focus on mobility, we will characterize it according to urban forms and lifestyles. Then, we will study more specifically electric mobility and its evolution over time, which will allow us to analyze the changes induced by the electric vehicle on the mobility system.</p><p>In this chapter, each “class” (video <em>Lecture</em>) is preceded by a video <em>More on method</em> that defines a tool or concept used in the lecture and is followed by a video <em>Do you know that?</em> which widens the horizon of the course or enlights it from a particular angle.</p><p>Finally, you will be able to test your understanding in the following section devoted to the assessment of the week in a graded quiz (some single-answer questions, some multiple-answer questions). This evaluation concerns only the videos <em>Lecture</em> and is required to obtain the certificate.</p>...
Reading
12 videos (Total 72 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
Video12 videos
Mobility and Urban Forms9m
Do You Know That? Urbanization of the World Population3m
More on Method - Socio-Technical Regimes and Technological Transition3m
Mobility and Ways of Life12m
Do You Know That? Some Highlights Regarding Mobility in the World2m
More on Method - Mobility Systems Observational Data2m
Electric Mobility: From Past to Present13m
Do You Know That? National Wealth and Individual Motorization2m
More on Method - The Four-Step Model3m
Electric Mobility: Actual Changes Brought On by Electric Vehicles in Terms of Mobility Systems11m
Do You Know That? Zahavi’s Conjecture and Household Transport Budgets4m
Reading3 readings
Speakers2m
References2m
References2m
Quiz4 practice exercises
(ungraded) quiz on Transportation Systems2m
(ungraded) quiz on Socio-Technical Regimes and Technological Transition2m
(ungraded) quiz on Mobility Systems Observational Data2m
(ungraded) quiz on The Four-Step Model2m
Clock
15 minutes to complete

Week 1 Assessment

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Reading
1 reading, 1 quiz
Reading1 reading
Instructions1m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Chapter 1 assessment14m

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Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Chapter 2 – Electric Mobility and Environmental Impact Reduction

<p>In this chapter, we will study the issues of climate change and then conduct a prospective analysis of the evolution of greenhouse gases emissions throughout the 21st century.</br>We will then examine the role of transport in terms of local air pollution and noise.</br>To determine the environmental performance of different types of vehicles, we will present life-cycle analysis and then mobilize this method to compare the performance of thermal and electric vehicles in terms of preservation of the local and global environment.</p><p>The chapter consists of 6 videos <em>Lecture</em> and one <em>More on method</em> to define what life-cycle analysis is. It is supplemented by an interview of an expert from Groupe Renault to deal specifically with the subject of batteries from the point of view of their impact on the environment.</p><p>The evaluation of this chapter, in the form of a graded quiz, is in the following section. This evaluation concerns only the videos <em>Lecture</em> and is required to obtain the certificate.</p>...
Reading
9 videos (Total 89 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
Climate Change: Futurology of Greenhouse Gas Emissions for The 21st Century10m
Identifying and Reducing the Negative Impacts of Transportation11m
Noise9m
More on Method - Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA)3m
LCA and Well-To-Wheel Analysis 1/210m
LCA and Well-To-Wheel Analysis 2/29m
Comparative LCA of Thermal and Electric Vehicles10m
Recycling of Electric Vehicle Batteries7m
Reading5 readings
Speakers2m
References2m
References2m
References2m
Interview with Jean-Philippe Hermine1m
Quiz1 practice exercise
(ungraded) quiz on Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA)2m
Clock
21 minutes to complete

Week 2 Assessment

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Reading
1 reading, 1 quiz
Reading1 reading
Instructions1m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Chapter 2 assessment20m

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Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Chapter 3 – Economic Analysis

<p>We will use in this chapter the economic analysis to shed light on the choice between thermal and electric car.</p><p>After presenting a few tools and concepts of economic analysis in the video <em>More on method</em>, we will use this analytical framework to evaluate the costs and benefits associated with the electrification of the fleet, from the point of view of the buyers as well as that of the producer, taking into account the cost of batteries and charging infrastructure, but also the environmental gains and tax revenue changes for the State.</br>Then we will discuss the macroeconomic issues of the electric vehicle before looking at the demand and potential demand for electric vehicles at the micro level.</p><p>The evaluation of this chapter, in the form of a graded quiz, is in the following section. This evaluation concerns only the videos <em>Lecture</em> and is required to obtain the certificate.</p>...
Reading
17 videos (Total 97 min), 2 readings, 7 quizzes
Video17 videos
More on Method - Total Cost of Ownership2m
More on Method - Discount Rate2m
More on Method - Option Value2m
Cost/Benefit Analysis Applied to Electric Vehicles 1/29m
Cost/Benefit Analysis Applied to Electric Vehicles 2/212m
Do You Know That? The Distorting Effect of Taxes5m
Do You Know That? The Cost Recovery Ratio3m
More on method - The Issues of EVs for the Industry and Public Accounts3m
What is at Stake at Country Level? Effects Regarding Industrial Production8m
What is at Stake at Country Level? Effects Regarding Energy Supply12m
Do You Know That? Oil Dependence of Transportation in The World3m
Do You Know That? Fuel Poverty3m
More on method - Disaggregated Analysis of Household Potential EV Demand2m
More on method - Household Mobility Tool Ownership2m
Demand and Potential Demand: Who will pick an electric vehicle? 1/29m
Demand and Potential Demand: Who will pick an electric vehicle? 2/210m
Reading2 readings
Speakers2m
References2m
Quiz7 practice exercises
(ungraded) quiz on Monetarization2m
(ungraded) quiz on Total Cost of Ownership2m
(ungraded) quiz on Discount Rate2m
(ungraded) quiz on Option Value2m
(ungraded) quiz on The Issues of EVs for the Industry and Public Accounts2m
(ungraded) quiz on Disaggregated Analysis of Household Potential EV Demand2m
(ungraded) quiz on Household Mobility Tool Ownership2m
Clock
23 minutes to complete

Week 3 Assessment

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Reading
1 reading, 1 quiz
Reading1 reading
Instructions1m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Chapter 3 assessment22m

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Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Chapter 4 – Electric Mobility and Infrastructures: Technical and Economic Dimensions

<p>Although electric vehicles run on the same roads as thermal vehicles, they require some specific infrastructures. We will discuss here the technical and economic dimensions of these infrastructures in France, in Europe and worldwide. This analysis will lead us to take an interest in the various business models of the electric vehicle.</p><p>The course will be completed by a video <em>More on method</em> explaining the balance of supply and demand on electricity networks.</p><p>This chapter also includes two <em>Do you know that?</em>, one on the charging stations, the other on electricity storage, as well as interviews of experts from Groupe Renault to complete our knowledge of infrastructure.</p><p>As with all chapters, you will have the opportunity in the next session to test your understanding of the material through a quiz. This evaluation concerns only the videos <em>Lecture</em> and is required to obtain the certificate.</p>...
Reading
12 videos (Total 87 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video12 videos
Global State of Play of Charging Infrastructures for Electric Vehicles8m
Charging Infrastructure Policies in Europe11m
Public Policies related  to EV Charging Infrastructure
: Global Perspective9m
More on method - The Technical and Economic Processes Leading to an Equilibrium Between Supply and Demand on Electric Grids4m
Do You Know That? Storing Electric Power3m
Do You Know That? (Re)Charging Stations4m
EV Business Models: A Business Model Approach11m
EV Business Models: Value and Deployment8m
Batteries and Charging Infrastructures8m
Quickdrop, Rapid-Charges, Corri-Door: « Fill It Up, Please »3m
Battery Business Model3m
Reading3 readings
Speakers2m
References2m
Interviews with Renault Experts2m
Quiz1 practice exercise
(ungraded) quiz on The Technical and Economic Processes Leading to an Equilibrium Between Supply and Demand on Electric Grids2m
Clock
19 minutes to complete

Week 4 Assessment

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Reading
1 reading, 1 quiz
Reading1 reading
Instructions1m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Chapter 4 assessment18m
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By SCMay 20th 2018

Course covers overall all areas of Electrical Vehicle. it is a basic and required courses.

Instructors

Émeric FORTIN

Head of the Master in Transport and Sustainable Development
Direction of Studies, École des Ponts ParisTech

Virginie BOUTUEIL

Researcher
LVMT (City Mobility Transport Lab), École des Ponts ParisTech

About École des Ponts ParisTech

École des Ponts ParisTech, may be France’s oldest engineering school (since 1747), but it remains young and very much in the present, as it has always been, in training talented, innovative future leaders in order to transform today’s realities and build tomorrow’s world in key areas of day-to-day life, such as transport, housing, and urban services, and also in foundational fields like energy, environment, climate sciences, spatial planning or sustainable development… We are happy to welcome you to be part of our community of students and senior executives whom are offered the best experience in terms of excellence and open minded approach to Elite Higher and Executive education....

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