Course detail

Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles

FEKT-MPA-IEVAcad. year: 2024/2025

History and development of electromobility. Energy storage. Charging Infrastructure Terminology, Station Location, EVSE Port, DC Fast Charging, Connectors. Basic parts of a charging station and their functions. Energy legislation. Building legislation. Charging station design. Photovoltaics and electromobility. PV Sol* Premium. Subsidies for electromobility. Economics of operating a charging station.  Types of charging stations on the market.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Knowledge of the basic principles of electrical engineering at the bachelor's level.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Semestral test: maximum 10 points.

Elaborated laboratory tasks: maximum 30 points . Minimal extent of elaborated laboratory tasks and other conditions needed for successful completion of the course are stated in the announcement issued by the supervisor of the course each year.

Final exam in writen form: maximum 60 points.
The definition of supervised teaching and the manner in which it is carried out is set out in the annually updated decree of the subject guarantor. Laboratory exercises are mandatory.


The aim of the course is to introduce students to the objectives of building infrastructure related to electromobility. They should gain knowledge in the field of charging stations, introduction to energy grids, energy mix and the use of local energy sources in smart grids.
Students will gain knowledge in the field of infrastructure for electromobility. They will learn the terminology and basic parts of charging stations and their functions. They will also learn about legislation in the field of energy and buildings. They will gain knowledge of the design of photovoltaic systems for electric vehicle charging stations.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

EVANS, G., Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure: Definitions and Market Analysis, IHS Markit Limited, 2017 (EN)
SACHAN, S., PADMANABAN, S. , DEB, S., Smart Charging Solutions for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles, Willey Global, 2022, ISBN: 978-1-119-77173-9 (EN)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MPA-AEE Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer