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Electric Mobility in the Age of Climate Change

Explore the design and delivery of electric vehicle infrastructure to reduce carbon emissions in cities.

Electric car recharging in Berlin, Germany

Electric Mobility in the Age of Climate Change

  • 2 weeks

  • 2 hours per week

  • Accreditation available

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Intermediate level

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Understand how cities implement an EV infrastructure

Cities across Europe are delivering electric vehicle infrastructure to reduce carbon emissions and meet their climate change targets. To do this, good policy intervention and effective design and delivery is essential.

On this two-week course, you’ll gain an understanding of the electric vehicle market and its uptake across Europe in personal, commercial, and heavy vehicles.

You’ll look at the cultural shift of expanding electric vehicle adoption and how to overcome the challenges of this implementation.

Explore urban transformation and electric mobility

Electric mobility requires urban transformation, which can present many issues including retrofitting existing infrastructure and buildings.

You’ll understand how to address these challenges to aid the expansion of electric mobility. You’ll learn from current trends in the delivery of EV infrastructure in Europe and discover how this impacts the low-carbon transition to tackle climate change.

Delve into the principles and practice of carbon neutrality

As you explore the implementation of EV systems, you’ll delve into case studies from around the world to gain practical knowledge of electric mobility.

With this understanding, you’ll be able to unpack the difference between principles and practice in carbon neutrality to discover how a city can truly become net-zero.

Understand sustainable urban development with the experts at RMIT University

Throughout the course, you’ll be guided by the specialists at RMIT University to ensure you gain a solid understanding of how electric mobility can help achieve climate change targets in Europe.

Skip to 0 minutes and 4 seconds In this course, we’re going to talk about the determinants of transport behaviour and how to influence transport behaviour. My name is Jan Scheurer. I’m honorary associate professor at RMIT University, partly based at RMIT in Barcelona. And my co-designer of this course is Professor Jago Dodson. The determinants of transport behaviour are manifolds. It’s about structural factors, how our cities and settlement area are structured and what does it mean for getting around. And also, what sort of modes of transport are actually available for people and affordable to people. Then there’s the practical factors. Those are considerations like safety and comfort of travelling around. Then there are the psychological factors.

Skip to 0 minutes and 47 seconds Are we actually creatures of habits who travel the way we’ve always travelled, or are we open to change? And also, things like are we perhaps a bit enamoured with certain modes of transport over others? And where does that come from? And then there’s the important question of what do the decisions of policymakers actually have to do with our transport choices? What levers of influences do we actually have as policy makers, or advisors to policymakers, to change people’s behaviour, and perhaps change our own behaviour as well?


  • Week 1

    Currents trends in the delivery of EV infrastructure in Europe

    • Low carbon transition in cities

      Meet the teaching team and discover who you’ll be learning with as we start exploring the transition to a 'low carbon' future.

    • Urban transformation and electric mobility

      Explore the impact of electric mobility on existing environments and infrastructures.

    • Integration of EV infrastructure

      Investigate concepts and challenges related to the integration of EV infrastructure.

    • Weekly wrap

      Reflect on the key ideas covered in Week 1 and find out what's on for next week

  • Week 2

    Implementation of EV systems

    • Buildings

      Find out what's on for Week 2 as we begin to examine how the concepts we explored in Week 1 are realised in practice.

    • Impact of electric vehicles on the public realm

      Explore some of the practical issues facing EV implementation across Europe.

    • Trends, policy and interventions

      Investigate how cities and governments are managing the uptake of electric transport in response to the demands of the green transition.

    • Weekly wrap

      Reflect on what you've learned in this course before testing your knowledge.

Who is this accredited by?

The CPD Certification Service
The CPD Certification Service:

The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 and is the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the CPD policies of professional and academic bodies.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and join a global classroom of learners. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

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

  • Identify key challenges and opportunities in real estate and electric mobility
  • Evaluate approaches for electric vehicle infrastructure and their application
  • Apply electric vehicle principles
  • Demonstrate an understanding of inclusive, sustainable, and resilient cities.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in sustainable urban development.

You may already be working in urban planning or development or you may be wishing to pursue a career in these fields.

Who will you learn with?

Romaine Logere is one of the lead content writers at FutureLearn for RMIT Europe. She has a masters in design and did her PhD on transdisciplinary practice, both with RMIT University in Melbourne.

Associate Professor Rebecca Leshinsky (PhD, Melb) teaches in the School of Property, Construction & Project Management at RMIT University. She is a barrister in property and land use planning.

Who developed the course?

RMIT University

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) is a global university, with over 80,000 students, specialising in technology, design and enterprise.

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    Melbourne, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 210Source: QS World University Rankings 2022

EIT Urban Mobility

EIT Urban Mobility is an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Since January 2019 we have been working to encourage positive changes in the way people move around cities in order to make them more liveable places. We aim to become the largest European initiative transforming urban mobility. Co-funding of up to € 400 million (2020-2026) from the EIT, a body of the European Union, will help make this happen.

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