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Future Zero Emission Vehicle Development

This course builds on the basics of electric vehicle knowledge and presents some developing technologies related to the EV rollout. 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. The goal is to highlight areas of public interest and concern about where the EV industry is heading. We explore some of the emerging battery technologies, faster charging technologies, autonomous charging and feasibility of prototypes making it to production. We recognize the viability of hydrogen vehicles and their role in reducing greenhouse gases while highlighting the need to understand the overall hydrogen strategy from fuel creation to emissions generated at each step of the hydrogen economy.

Course Details

Course number: MOOC-0393
Course title: Future Zero Emission Vehicle Development
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 developments on the horizon relating to zero-emission vehicles and related technologies.

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. Describe emerging faster charger technology.
  2. Identify future battery development.
  3. Discuss autonomous charging.
  4. Recognize hydrogen energy development.

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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  1. Access your online course at
  2. Login with your BCIT email address and password.
  3. Scroll down to your My Courses listing and click on the course link.