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Understanding Electric Vehicles


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15 Hours




Start Dates

July 31, 2023

Registration Deadlines

March 15, 2024

About this microcredential

Electric vehicles are a great option for reducing the carbon footprint of vehicles, but where do you start? Participants in the Understanding Electric Vehicles microcredential will examine the positive aspects of running an EV and gain an understanding of the general maintenance involved with an EV. This microcredential is perfect for consumers and those working in retail who would like to know more about EVs.

What will you learn?

Learners will be able to:

  1. Examine EV technology in consumer and commercial applications including power source variations.
  2. Explain the function and components of EVs.
  3. Discuss EV’s impact on transportation and the environment.

The benefits to the learner include widening career choices, gaining an understanding of what STEM careers involve, and increasing interest in STEM subjects.

How does this prepare you for the low carbon economy?

It is widely accepted that electric vehicles will play an important role in meeting global goals to reduce the effect vehicles have regarding climate change. Because EVs are known for considerably lower emissions for the vehicle’s lifetime, it is vital technicians and consumers understand the positive aspects and general maintenance of EVs. Transforming the transportation industry to reduce Canada’s carbon footprint includes educating all involved from the technician to the consumer.