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Plug-in Electric Vehicle Handbook

COURSE NO: E02-022
Plug-in Electric Vehicle Handbook
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents the considerations for hosting public charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). It provides detailed information about PEVs, charging basics, benefits, costs, and discusses the installation and maintenance of charging stations.


Concerns about the environmental impacts of conventional internal combustion engines (ICE) vehicles sparked a PEV renais­sance at the end of the 20th century. Today, PEVs are back and ready to compete with — and complement — the ubiquitous ICE tech­nology. First, advances in electric-drive technologies enabled commercialization of hybrid electric vehi­cles (HEVs), which integrate an ICE or other power source with batteries, regenerative braking, and an electric motor to boost fuel economy. Continued technological advances have spawned plug-in HEVs (PHEVs), which integrate small ICEs (or other power sources) and large, grid-chargeable batteries that enable all-electric driving ranges of 10 to 40 miles or more. Advanced technologies have also enabled manufactur­ers to introduce a new generation of EVs that don’t use an ICE at all. At the same time, charging station tech­nologies have evolved to facilitate a range of charging options and business models.


This 2 PDH online course is intended for mechanical and electrical engineers as well as others interested in learning more about plug-in electric vehicles.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding the basics behind plug-in electric vehicles
  • Learning about the different types of charging methods
  • Understanding the costs and benefits of hosting charging stations
  • Learning about the basic installation and maintenance  considerations of charging stations
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document, "Plug-in Electric Vehicle Handbook" which is based on the U.S. Department of Energy document "Plug-In Electric Vehicle Handbook for Public Charging Station Hosts", publication number DOE/GO-102012-3275.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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