EV 102—BASIC CONCEPTS

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THE CENTRAL QUESTION ...

I'm used to thinking about gallons and fill-ups, and now you're telling me I have to think in terms of amps and charging? What basic concepts do I need to understand before I delve into EVs in more detail?

COURSE ABSTRACT

A 2-part discussion of basic EV concepts, including volts and amps and measures of power and capacity that are necessary to understand battery charging. This mini-course also considers measures of vehicle efficiency including MPGe, kWh per mile and the e-Gallon. To obtain a copy of the EVU study guide for this and other available EVU courses, please complete the form on this page.

Course level: Introductory

Part One

Video 

 

Slide Presentation 

 

Part Two

Video

 

Slide Presentation

 

Learn more: EVU Study Guide

Every EVU mini-course is intended to stand on its own and will provide you with useful information about a targeted EV topic. Our intent is to provide enough information to allow you to understand various aspects of EVs, but not so much that we discourage non-technical students from participating. We recognize that some students may have additional interest in a specific topic and therefore want to delve more deeply into the subject matter. If you want to learn more and obtain a copy of the EVU Study Guide click the corresponding button.

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