European Energy Centre

PROJECT: Developing an EV awareness training course

Challenge: The European Energy Centre (EEC) was seeking an industry partner to develop the Electric Vehicles training course to complement their existing range of courses and qualifications in Renewable and Green Energy. They approached Zero Carbon Futures to design a two-day course.


What we did: Drawing on our years of industry experience, combined with up to date research on future developments, we designed an electric vehicle training programme which provides a detailed overview of the electric vehicle landscape.

The course covers all aspect of the industry, starting with the policy driving the transition to electric cars, the different types of vehicles available and the supporting infrastructure required. Day two concentrates on the business case for recharging infrastructure, the key players in the marketplace and explores battery second life technology. The course ends with forecasts for the future.

So far over 300 delegates have attended the course both in the classroom and online, from a range of different backgrounds, including delegates from the Ford Motor Company, E.On, Shell and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles. We’ve even trained staff from vehicle manufacturers, infrastructure providers and technology specialists – and some delegates have travelled from as far afield as Nigeria, Iran and Romania.

As well as developing all content for the course including presentations and course material, Zero Carbon Futures has delivered each of the courses to date as well as setting the examination questions for the Galileo Master Certificate (GMC), the internationally recognised Certificate for the Renewable Energy industry which has been achieved by delegates in over 150 countries worldwide.

The course runs regularly throughout the year and is also available as a Distance Learning option, taken from a live recording of the classroom course.


The result: The course has received excellent feedback from delegates and continues to be popular. The course has received praise from participants including delegates from the Department for International Development (DfID), Bulb Energy and the National Grid, and new dates are already scheduled for the months ahead.

For Zero Carbon Futures the partnership has also led to building relations with new players in the industry and has resulted in additional opportunities for consultancy work with clients looking to develop their own strategies around electric vehicles.


For more information: The European Energy Centre (EEC) works with leading universities and international organisations, including the United Nations UNEP, to provide a wide range of state-of-the-art Renewable and Green Energy training courses.

To request more information about the Electric Vehicle training programme or to reserve a place on the course, visit the EEC website.


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