Abstract

Recent issues of global heating and energy shortages are imposing a need to change our paradigm around transportation. Somehow, electric vehicles are progressively standing as a strong and necessary alternative for the society. Technically and technologically the acceptance of the EV is easier now than ever but the psychology of the consumers and the running business of internal combustion vehicles, the whole existing infrastructure are too much conservative to be changed easily. The changes in technology require changes in the engineering society and its human resources. The objective of this paper is to give a contribution to the discussion and reflection of potential future scenarios where EV/HEV‘s are spread across the society. It gives an overview of the range of knowledge and competences necessary for a sustainable and streamlined development of those. In fact, it is expected that a new kind of professional profiles need to be created or developed to supply the work market with the right human resources. The paper provides some discussion on the creation of new profiles or adaption of existing ones. Among different possible scenarios the creation of post-graduation courses for students holding undergraduate profiles in the fields referred to earlier would be an interesting and viable solution for fast response. The post graduation would be focused in specific key areas of the EV/HEV. Several factors are pointed out to endorse this scenario
Original languageUnknown
Pages (from-to)78-82
JournalProceedings of the European Politechnical University
Volume1
Issue numberNA
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

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