course: Introduction to Electric Mobility

teaching methods:
lecture with tutorials
Videoübertragung, overhead transparencies, Moodle, black board and chalk
responsible person:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Constantinos Sourkounis
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Constantinos Sourkounis (ETIT)
offered in:
winter term

dates in winter term

  • start: Tuesday the 19.10.2021
  • lecture Tuesdays: from 14:15 to 15.45 o'clock in ID 04/471+459
  • tutorial Tuesdays: from 16:15 to 17.45 o'clock in ID 04/471+459


The students have a system-oriented and interdisciplinary knowledge about technologies for electric mobility. They are familiar with the functional principle and know the operating behaviour and subsystem models of energy conversion systems, storage systems and charging equipment. They combine the models of the subsystems in an application-specific way to an overall system model and analyze the interactions between the subsystems. From this they derive improvements of the system structure and avoid undesirable side effects such as too strong oscillations in the drive train or disturbing network reactions when charging electric vehicles. In the vehicle charging environment they know and use methods of digital communication, both between the charging station and the vehicle to control the charging process and to superimpose IT structures. They master the possibilities opened up in this way for the structured charging of many electric vehicles through intelligent load management and the billing of the costs of a charging process. You communicate successfully with experts and users in various fields of knowledge and have the ability to deepen your knowledge during your studies and to apply it successfully in your professional environment.


Electromobility is considered to play a key role in the efforts to achieve a global reduction in CO2 emissions. The lecture imparts the knowledge necessary to design and assess electric mobility. For this purpose, an overview of the technology and historical development of electric mobility is given. Based on this, the functional principle and operating behaviour of electrical-mechanical drive systems, energy storage and charging devices are described in a consistently system-oriented manner. Possibilities for the grid integration of electric mobility as well as billing models are presented, as they are a fundamental prerequisite for the broad use of electric mobility. Methods of digital communication open up the control of the charging process, load management for the structured charging of many electric vehicles and the billing of the costs of charging processes. Finally, the integration of the subsystems in the overall system of an electric vehicle is dealt with. The resulting overall system description enables the analysis of the interactions of the subsystems with each other and with the environment of the electric vehicle.

Moodle course

The lectures and exercises of the course in WS 2020/21 will take place in digital form via Zoom at the times indicated.

The learning materials as well as the credentials for the zoom meetings will be provided in Moodle. Participants in the course must therefore register for the Moodle course.

The course name and registration details are Course name: "Introduction to Electric Mobility (141407-WiSe20/21)". Password: zm2d4_EMOB

Registration for the course is possible starting on 22.09.2020. In order to get full access to the documents and information stored in the course you must agree to the Moodle Course Privacy Policy and the Zoom Terms of Use.



recommended knowledge

basics of physics and electrical engineering