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Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

This course builds on the basics of electric vehicle knowledge and explores topics around EV infrastructures from charger installations to accessibility challenges solved by universal design principles. As more EVs enter into transportation circulation, power supply challenges and charger installation ideas are starting to emerge from real-world application. This allows new communities to benefit from lessons learned and implement plans to minimize early adaptor challenges. The course is assembled by a collaborative team from BCIT’s Applied Research, School of Transportation and industry partners, and including survey data from BCIT’s nationwide survey around barriers to EV adoption.  Our goal is to arm the learner with knowledge to engage in meaningful conversations around EV adoption and charger installations from public chargers to home chargers and multi-unit residential buildings (MURB) by gaining a deeper understanding of the power grid and charger requirements.

Course Details

Course number: MOOC-0391
Course title: Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
Prerequisites: None
Completion criteria: 70% or above from self-assessment activities
Completion award: Digital Badge and printable Statement of Completion
Registration fee: None


Anyone wanting to know about electric vehicle charging and how power distribution networks will support future EV users’ unique needs and challenges over Canada’s diverse geographical regions.

Delivery details

This is a self-study online course with no instructional support.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss electric vehicle charger installations.
  2. Discuss grid implications of electric vehicle charging.
  3. Explain data network role with electric vehicle charging.
  4. Identify electric vehicle energy management system (EVEMS) requirements.
  5. Identify challenges and solutions for inclusive access to EV charging.

Time commitment

This course will take you between 10 – 12 hours to complete.

Completion Award

  • Statement of Completion
  • Digital Badge

To Register

Once Registered

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