MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2017

How to Design Electric Vehicles - Lab

Lennon Rodgers, Research Scientist

Enrollment: Engineering majors, sophomore or above
Sign-up by 01/06
Limited to 15 participants
Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions
Prereq: Engineering major, sophomore or above

If you are interested in designing and building electric vehicles (EVs), then this IAP class is for you.

The course is split into two parts: [1] Lecture and [2] Lab and separate enrollment is necessary. 

The lab is a smaller class size, hands-on and covers motors, motor controllers, speed controllers, batteries and vehicle systems. The labs will explore general electric vehicle technologies using lithium-ion batteries and small electric vehicles such as electric scooters and skateboards (which the students will take apart, reassemble and ride). Enrollment in the lab is extremely limited and geared towards MIT engineering students that have sophomore standing or above. Note: extra hours in the evenings will be needed to complete labs (outside the scheduled time). You must commit to attend all lab sessions to enroll.

There will be 5 lab sessions:

Lab #1: Estimating Energy & Power of EVs 

Lab #2: Vehicle Systems 

Lab #3: Batteries

Lab #4: PID speed controllers I 

Lab #5: PID speed controllers II 

To register please fill out this form (only once for both the lecture and lab)

Sponsor(s): MIT-SUTD International Design Center
Contact: Lennon Rodgers,

How to Design Electric Vehicles - Lab

Jan/09 Mon 09:00AM-12:00PM IDC, N52-3rd Floor
Jan/11 Wed 09:00AM-12:00PM IDC, N52-3rd Floor
Jan/13 Fri 09:00AM-12:00PM IDC, N52-3rd Floor
Jan/18 Wed 09:00AM-12:00PM IDC, N52-3rd Floor
Jan/20 Fri 09:00AM-12:00PM IDC, N52-3rd Floor

See course description

Lennon Rodgers - Research Scientist