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Electric Two-and-Three-Wheelers: Steering the Mobility Revolution

Join this six-week course to explore the surging popularity of electric two-and-three-wheelers across the globe.

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Electric Two-and-Three-Wheelers: Steering the Mobility Revolution

  • 6 weeks

  • 3 hours per week

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  • Intermediate level

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Examine the booming sustainable mobility revolution in emerging economies

The electric transportation sector is a rapidly changing industry that relies on innovative leaders to help shape policy and strive to create empowering solutions for the future.

This six-week course offers an in-depth look into the surging popularity of electric two-and-three-wheelers across the globe, particularly in the Global South.

On the course, you will explore a broad variety of topics such as governmental regulations, technological advancements, and financial strategies essential for the adoption of electric mobility.

Discover why electric two-and-three-wheelers are being used in the Global South.

Electric two-and-three-wheel vehicles (EVs) are revolutionising transportation. Offering an eco-friendly, cost-effective, and efficient alternative to traditional vehicles.

On the course, you’ll learn how EVs present an economical choice for consumers in the Global South, making the transition a practical and sustainable one.

Understand effective financing and sustainability strategies

Next, you’ll review innovative financing models, procurement strategies, and end-of-life management practices to gain a deeper understanding of the application of EVs.

You’ll also explore sustainability strategies that consider the entire lifecycle of electric vehicles. This will help you understand responsible management and environmental stewardship.

Plan an eco-friendly path with electric mobility

Throughout the course, you’ll integrate theory with practical industry insights to gain comprehensive knowledge of sustainable transportation across major emerging economies.

You’ll leave the course with a strong understanding of the latest technological innovations, know the importance of navigating governmental regulations, and be able to apply sustainable methods in real-world contexts.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 0 seconds Hello, fellow learners, I want to invite you to join us on an exhilarating journey through the world of electric two-and-three-wheelers. A new course together with PEM Motion. TUMI, GIZ and RWTH Aachen compiled an extensive course on many topics like vehicle types, underlying technologies, business models, regulatory framework, as well as many more emerging trends in the two-and-three-wheeler-segment. This six week journey includes everything you need to know whether you are just a tech lover, general mobility enthusiast, decision maker in urban mobility or student on sustainability. Don’t miss out on this electrifying opportunity. Enroll now and be part of the two and-three-Wheeler revolution. You will find all information to sign up in the description.


  • Week 1

    Why Electric Two-and-Three-Wheelers?

    • General Information

      In this activity, you will find general information about the course, the timeline, the primary learning goals, and guidance for you to get the most out of the course and have fun while learning!

    • Introduction

      You will learn about electric two and three-wheelers, how they function, and explore their social and environmental benefits in key global regions.

    • What Are Two-and-Three-Wheelers?

      You'll explore conventional and electric two-and-three-wheelers, their history and global markets. Gain an insight into the dynamics of the global south and understand the driving forces behind their growing global sales.

    • Advantages and Disadvantages

      You'll learn about their advantages like environmental perks and cost savings, alongside technological advancements and challenges such as charging infrastructure and range limitations.

    • Conclusion

      By now you have gained an insight into the basic aspects of electric two-and-three-wheelers and their benefits. We have also looked at the state of their global adoption, sales and future prospects.

  • Week 2

    Policies and Regulations

    • Introduction

      We'll look at how different places have different procedures in place to ensure that two-and-three-wheelers comply with the rules.

    • Key Concepts

      In this section we'll explore the key concepts behind the adoption of policies and regulations relating to two and three-wheelers.

    • Impact

      We'll discover the global impact of two-and-three-wheelers and how they are redefining urban mobility, reducing emissions, easing congestion and providing cost-effective, sustainable transport solutions for the future.

    • Conclusion

      By now, you have gained knowledge about different policies and regulations for electric two-and-three-wheelers, their impact, and the differences in how they are applied in different countries around the world.

  • Week 3

    Application and Service Models

    • Introduction

      Now, you will explore last-mile delivery, electric models, and applications in the Global South.

    • Current Trends

      Next, find out more about current trends in the use of electric two-and-three-wheelers around the world.

    • Opportunities and Challenges

      Electric two-and-three-wheelers can encounter various challenges based on their application.

    • Conclusion

      By now you have learned about application and service models for electric two-and-three-wheelers and examples of applications such as last-mile delivery.

  • Week 4

    Technology - Battery & Charging Systems

    • Introduction

      In today's market, there are a wide variety of electric two-wheelers, from electric bicycles to scooters and motorcycles, offering efficient and sustainable options for urban mobility.

    • Vehicle Types

      Electric two-and-three-wheelers are an increasingly popular choice in urban mobility. From electric tricycles to electric scooters, they offer stability, comfort and energy efficiency.

    • Batteries

      In this activity, we will explore the various types of batteries used in electric two-and-three-wheelers, their performance, range, and the crucial role they play in sustainable E-Mobility.

    • Charging Systems

      The charging infrastructure for electric micro-mobility reminds us of the importance of developing an efficient and accessible network to drive the mass adoption of electric two-and-three-wheelers.

    • Conclusion

      This week, we looked into essential aspects of electric two-and-three-wheeler technology: batteries, charging systems, and vehicle types.

  • Week 5

    Financing & Procurement Models

    • Introduction

      Financing and procurement models drive affordability, market adoption, economic growth, and environmental benefits in the electric two-and-three-wheeler sector. They enable access and support infrastructure development.

    • Financing and Procurement Models

      By providing flexible payment options, financing and procurement models make electric two-and-three-wheelers more accessible worldwide, facilitating their adoption and contributing to the transition to sustainable transportation.

    • Market Status

      Financing and procurement models are critical to the evolving dynamics of the electric two-and-three-wheeler market. They support growth by increasing accessibility, fostering innovation, and ensuring a robust market ecosystem

    • Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

      The TCO includes purchase, maintenance and fuel costs over the life of the vehicle. EVs often have a lower TCO due to reduced maintenance and energy costs, making them more economical and sustainable.

    • Sustainability and Impact

      Two-and-three-wheelers contribute to sustainability by reducing emissions and congestion. Electrification further enhances this impact, promoting cleaner transportation and mitigating environmental harm.

    • Conclusion

      By now, you have gained insight into the most critical factors regarding financing and procurement models for electric two-and-three-wheelers, their market status, the total cost of ownership, and their impact on sustainability.

  • Week 6

    End-of-Life Management

    • Introduction

      Proper battery disposal and recycling is critical to environmental sustainability. It reduces pollution, conserves resources and promotes a circular economy.

    • Life Cycle

      From production to disposal, each stage of the battery recycling process has an impact on the environment. Optimizing efficiency and recycling ensures resource conservation and minimizes environmental impact.

    • Recycling

      Battery recycling is essential to E-Mobility. It reduces waste, conserves resources, and minimizes environmental harm. By recovering valuable materials, we contribute to a cleaner, greener future.

    • Conclusion

      Effective end-of-life management, understanding life cycles, and prioritizing recycling are pivotal for E-Mobility.

    • Grand Finale

      In this activity, we will reflect on what has been covered, aiming not only to consolidate our understanding but also to make connections between different ideas and perspectives on the topics we covered throughout the course.

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the factors driving the popularity of electric Two-and-three-wheelers, encompassing environmental, economic, and social aspects.
  • Explore the policies and regulations that shape the electric mobility sector in diverse regions of the Global South.
  • Explore the diverse applications and service models of electric Two-and-three-wheelers to identify and seize emerging opportunities in the transportation sector.
  • Identify the latest technological advancements, including battery technology and charging infrastructure.
  • Collaborate with diverse stakeholders to empower individuals and facilitate their contribution to the ongoing development and improvement of electric mobility solutions.
  • Interpret the significance of innovative financing models and procurement strategies, recognizing that they will enable participants to overcome financial barriers and foster their ability to contribute to the financially sustainable growth of the electri
  • Discuss responsible end-of-life management practices to gain insights and foster a commitment to sustainability throughout the life cycle of electric two-and-three-wheelers.
  • Demonstrate an enhanced capability to make informed and strategic decisions in various professional roles, whether in entrepreneurship, policy-making, or industry participation, thereby improving your positioning for success.
  • Contribute actively to the sustainable mobility revolution, positively impacting the future of transportation in their respective regions.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for professionals, students and enthusiasts who want to learn more about electric two and three-wheel vehicles, their benefits and their growing importance in transport systems around the world.

It is particularly suitable for learners who work or plan to work in the electric vehicle industry and urban mobility sector, and who are committed to promoting the development of clean and sustainable mobility options. Previous knowledge of electric mobility in Africa, South America and Asia is an advantage.

Who will you learn with?

E-Mobility and sustainable mobility expert at the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative since 2020 (hosted by GIZ). Dedicated to making mobility systems more sustainable for all.

Rohan is regulatory expert, with a decade of experience in energy & mobility sectors across Asia & Africa. He is affiliated with GIZ since 2014 and specializes in cross sectoral project approaches.

Researcher with a background in engineering, passionate about integrating mobility and energy tech to enhance urban connectivity and create sustainable urban ecosystems.

Christoph Lienemann is the Managing Director & Partner for North America at PEM Motion, where he is recognized also as an expert in E-Mobility, Lithium-Ion Batteries, and Circular Economy.

PEM Motion's Senior Consultant & Training Expert, leading diverse projects in e-mobility, logistics, and soft skills. Passionate about project management, learning & global cooperation.

Working as a Project Engineer at PEM Motion. Experienced in E-Mobility projects, innovation, and digitization. The driver of the future of sustainable mobility with advanced technological solutions.

Who developed the course?

Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI)

The Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) is implemented by GIZ and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (English: German Agency for International Cooperation GmbH), often simply shortened to GIZ, is the main German development agency. It provides tailor-made services for sustainable development through international development cooperation and international education work.

PEM Motion

German business consulting and engineering service provider focusing on batteries, electric motors, and mobility products industrialization with a presence in both Europe and North America. Driven by a profound commitment to training in electric mobility by providing exceptional learning solutions.

Production Engineering of E-Mobility Components (PEM) of RWTH Aachen University

German institute dedicated to all aspects of the development, production, and recycling of battery systems, fuel cells, electric powertrains, and vehicle concepts. With a focus on teaching and research projects, and industry partnerships, PEM contributes to the advancement of e-mobility.

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