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Purchasing and Driving an Electric Vehicle MOOC 0390

Massive Open Online Courses Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

​This entry-level course will introduce the basics of electric vehicle (EV) ownership, exploring topics around buying, operating, and charging. We look at various EV myths and how developing EV ownership data is assisting vehicle purchasers in making sound decisions armed with factual knowledge. This course explores EV adoption among underrepresented communities including persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, and youth with an emphasis on rural and remote areas. This course is assembled with lived experience from BCIT's Applied Research, School of Transportation and industry partners, as well as with survey data from BCIT's nationwide survey around barriers to EV adoption. Road transportation accounts for 20% of Canada's total greenhouse emissions; this course, by building awareness and public confidence around EV ownership can assist Canadian understand EV adoption while assisting Canada meet its 2035 target of all new light-duty vehicle sales to be a zero-emission vehicle.​ *Note: Thank you for your interest in a BCIT – Free Online Learning course. You are about to register for the course. If you are new to BCIT, you will first need to create a BCIT ID. Then, log in with your ID and password to register. Once registered, log in to with your BCIT email address and password to access your online course. If you are new to BCIT, it may take up to 24 hours for your course access to become active. Because these are not credited courses, and you are not paying a fee, there may be student resources you come across that you are not entitled to access. This would include Student Aid and other financial assistance. Enjoy your learning and we’re happy to support your lifelong learning journey.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



Domestic fees


Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of MOOC 0390 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 69537


Start any time

  • 52 weeks
  • CRN 69537
  • Domestic fees $0.00
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Continuous Entry, Distance or Online

This is an online learning course. Start any time. You have 52 weeks from the date you register to complete this course.



Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees


Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss motivation and challenges for electric vehicle ownership
  • List community support around electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure
  • Explain EV charging and charge station etiquette
  • Discuss driving techniques to help optimize range
  • Describe typical electric vehicle maintenance requirements
  • Explain considerations for new and used electric vehicle purchase​

Effective as of Winter 2024


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