Electric Cars: Policy


Electric cars are more than a novel means of mobility. They have been recognized as an essential building block of the energy transition. Fulfilling their promise will imply a significant change in the technical, digital and social dimensions of transport and energy infrastructure. As the massive adoption of electric mobility will deeply change our society and our individual routines, government intervention is called for. If you are interested in learning about the roles of government in shaping the transition towards electric mobility and renewable energy systems, then this is the course for you.

In this course, you will explore the promise of electric mobility from different public policy perspectives and different levels of government, and learn how they interact. After completing this course, you will be able to assess a policy plan to support the introduction of electric cars and make a motivated choice between alternative policy instruments. In the final week, the course will be concluded by connecting the different track perspectives.

What you'll learn

- Distinguishing between different policy perspectives and different levels of government pertaining to electric vehicles
- Dealing with policy dilemmas and competing public values
- Institutional theory and critical transactions in the future e-mobility/power system
- Development and evaluation of effective e-mobility incentive schemes

Course Duration

4 Weeks (4-5 hours per week)

Course Price

FREE (Add a Verified Certificate for $50 USD)


Mrs. Margot Weijnen: Chair of Process and Energy Systems Engineering - Delft University of Technology
Prof. Rolf Kunneke: Full Professor Economics of Infrastructures - Delft University of Technology
Zofia Lukszo: Full Professor - Delft University of Technology