Electric Drive Technology

Dive into the future of transportation with 'Electric-Drive Technology.' This class explores the revolutionary advancements in electric propulsion systems, from electric vehicles to renewable energy integration.

Two CEU Hours


Provider Approval Information

  • FBPE Florida Board of Professional Engineers Provider #0009623
  • CE Broker #50-32681 Michigan Board Of Professional Engineers

Valid in states that do not issue Providership designations.

Delve into the principles of electric-drive technology, battery management, charging infrastructure, and sustainability practices. Electric-drive technology, contributes to a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable future in transportation and energy systems. Whether you are an automotive engineer, energy specialist, or sustainability enthusiast, this course equips you with essential knowledge to drive the electric revolution forward.

Learning Objectives

  • Recall the Basics of Automated and Electric Vehicles.
  • Define the Terminologies and Technology involved in Automated Vehicles.
  • Recognize Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) Communication.
  • Identify Government Legislations for Automated Vehicles.
  • State Impacts of Automated Vehicles on Traffic and Roadways.
  • Explain the Role of Smart Charging in Grid Management.
  • Identify Importance of Charging Networks on Electric Vehicles.
  • Relate the concepts of Vehicle-to-Home (V2H) and Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Programs.
  • Report the Importance of Power Factor in Efficient Energy Transfer.
  • Discuss Distribution Management System (DMS) and DERMS.
  • Explain Transactive Energy and FERC Order 841/2222.
  • Recall the End of ICE.

Who will Benefit from this Class

  • Electrical Engineers
    Electrical engineers specialized in power systems, renewable energy, and electric machinery can deepen their understanding of electric-drive technology, power electronics, and renewable energy integration.
  • Mechanical Engineers
    Mechanical engineers working in the automotive industry or involved in the design of electric vehicles can explore the mechanical aspects of electric-drive systems, including motor design and integration into vehicles.
  • Automotive Engineers
    Automotive engineers can gain insights into electric vehicle technology, battery management systems, and charging infrastructure, enhancing their expertise in the growing field of electric mobility.
  • Energy Engineers
    Energy engineers focusing on renewable energy sources and grid integration can learn about the role of electric-drive technology in sustainable energy systems and smart grid applications.
  • Control Systems Engineers
    Engineers specializing in control systems can understand the intricacies of controlling electric-drive systems, including motor control algorithms, regenerative braking, and energy management.
  • Environmental Engineers
    Environmental engineers can explore the environmental benefits of electric-drive technology, including reduced emissions and its contribution to combating climate change.
  • Industrial Engineers
    Industrial engineers optimizing manufacturing processes can learn about the production and assembly of electric vehicles and components, improving efficiency in electric vehicle manufacturing.
  • Sustainability Experts
    Sustainability professionals and experts can understand the eco-friendly aspects of electric-drive technology and its contribution to sustainable transportation and energy systems.
  • Urban Planners
    Urban planners involved in sustainable city planning can explore the impact of electric vehicles on urban transportation and infrastructure planning.
  • Transportation Planners
    Transportation planners can study electric-drive technology's role in public transportation, including electric buses and trains, promoting sustainable urban mobility.
  • Policy Makers and Regulators
    Policy makers and regulatory professionals can gain insights into regulations and incentives promoting electric vehicles and clean energy, aiding in the formulation of supportive policies.
  • Researchers and Academics
    Researchers and academics in engineering, environmental science, and related fields can incorporate knowledge about electric-drive technology into their studies and research projects, exploring its applications and advancements.

Are there prerequisites for taking this course?
While there are no strict prerequisites, a basic understanding of engineering principles and energy systems can enhance the learning experience. The course is designed to accommodate participants from diverse backgrounds and expertise levels.

Will the course cover the latest advancements in electric vehicle technology?
Yes, the course includes up-to-date information on the latest advancements in electric vehicle technology, including battery technologies, electric motor designs, regenerative braking systems, and advancements in charging infrastructure. Participants will stay informed about the cutting-edge developments in the field.

Is this course applicable internationally, or does it focus on specific regions?
The course content is designed to be globally applicable. While specific case studies and examples may vary, the fundamental principles of electric-drive technology, renewable energy integration, and sustainability practices discussed are relevant internationally.

This course includes:

  • Virtual Access From Any Computer
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Competitive Pricing
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

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The class will be available for twelve months after the date of purchase.

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