Hybrid Electric Vehicle


Overview of the emerging technology found in current hybrid electric vehicles. Study includes various vehicle powerplant designs, electric motors, energy storage, hybrid transmissions, hybrid controls, internal combustion engine modifications, safety, and fuel sources. Course work demonstrates the advantages and limitations of the varied vehicle architectures and the underlying physical and electrical principles involved in the operation of an electric hybrid powerplant. Hybrid electric topics include power-split hybrid transmissions, three-phase induction motors, torque smoothing, electrical inverters/converters, external charging, low voltage cooling systems, engine stop/start, battery types, and hi-voltage electrical safety. 1 Credit (1 Lecture)