Introduction to Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Propulsion

E-learning This course can be adapted to virtual classroom mode

Who should attend?

  • his course provides a deeper knowledge on the bases of hybrid and electric vehicles.
Public :
  • Engineers and technical staff wishing to increase their knowledge in the field of hybrid powertrain and to improve their understanding of the associated stakes.

Level : Discovery

Course Content

  • Context

      • Base definitions, orders of magnitude, why hybrid vehicles? Various hybrid types: hydraulic, pneumatic, inertia wheel, … Impact of the type of vehicle use.
      • Homologation. ZEV running.
      • Stakes for car manufacturers.
  • Architecture of electric hybrid vehicles

      • General principles.
      • Serial hybrid. Well known examples: rail, bus, …
      • Parallel hybrid. Conventional design.
      • Serial/parallel hybrid, power shunt, Toyota Prius 2, Prius 3, Chevrolet-Volt.
  • Functionalities offered by electric hybrid vehicles

      • Stop and start, regenerative braking, boost.
      • Operating point optimization, thermal engine load, ZEV driving, impact on ancillaries; other functionalities.
      • Fuel economy improvement.
  • Hybrids ranking & associated functionalities

      • Micro-hybrid. Benefit, installation, fuel economy.
      • Mild-hybrid. Installation, fuel economy.
      • Full-hybrid, plug-in hybrid. Stakes, necessary infrastructure.
      • Overview of existing hybrids.
      • Toyota Prius, Chevrolet-Volt: description, operating analysis.
  • Electric vehicles

      • Conventional vehicles with batteries, electric motor, motor wheel: various approach, CO2 values Tank to Wheel or Well to Wheel.
      • Range-extender.
      • Fuel cell.
  • Conclusion

      • Impact of the context (political, regulation, industrial, economical, …) on technical options.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • know the main technical and economical stakes, the basic associated vocabulary, the proposed technologies and the expected fuel economy improvements,
  • know the main components and technical ways to build an HEV.

Ways & Means

  • Talk type training illustrated with a number of examples showing the economical and energy stakes.
  • Real components study.
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