Fundamentals of Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Related Technologies

This seminar is offered in China only and presented in Mandarin Chinese. The course materials are bilingual (English and Chinese).

Driven by high fuel prices, environmental regulations, and consumer demand, the market for hybrid electric vehicles has experienced rapid growth. Every major automotive company produces a HEV with approximately fifty different HEV models on the market and over five million HEVs having already been sold. To meet current and future demands in the HEV and PHEV markets, success will depend on engineering and support personnel having and maintaining a thorough understanding of HEV related technologies.

This two-day seminar will cover the fundamentals of HEV in an easy-to-understand format. This seminar will explain how HEVs save fuel, how they are classified in terms of powertrain system architecture and an in-depth look at the hybrid powertrain architectures of Power-split and P2 HEV. Also explained will be the design, modeling, and control of HEVs and component selection. Existing HEV models, such as the Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, GM Volt, AUDI Q5, and VW Touareg will be used as case studies throughout the seminar.


What Will You Learn

By attending this training program you will be able to:
  • Explain the major resources and regulatory drivers of hybrid electric vehicle development
  • Identify the system architectures of hybrid electric vehicles that have been commercialized from 1997 to the present
  • Describe and identify basic hybrid components and architectures and explain HEVs' differences from conventional vehicles
  • Identify the main HEV development considerations for various vehicle systems
  • Recognize basic layouts of light, medium, and full hybrid vehicle powertrains
  • Compare advantages and disadvantages of different hybrid architectures
  • Identify and understand how HEV drive systems of the Prius and P2s work and the challenges they meet
  • Describe and evaluate HEV emerging technologies, engineering challenges, and development trends

Is This Course For You

This seminar is designed for individuals working in engineering, marketing, and manufacturing of powertrain systems along with other electrical and mechanical aspects of HEVs, including PHEVs and REEVs. Information presented in this seminar may also be of value to those working with renewable energy and transportation systems.

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  • Introduction to HEV/PHEV/BEV
    • The foundations of HEV/PHEV/BEV
    • Why are HEVs needed?
    • How do HEVs save fuel?
  • HEV/EV/PHEV Classification -Mixed Degree
    • Hybrid overview
    • Micro HEV
    • Mild HEV
    • Full HEV
    • BEV
  • Classification of HEV/PHEV Powertrain
    • Series HEV Powertrain
    • Powersplit HEV Powertrain
    • Parallel HEV Powertrain
    • Two mode HEV Powertrain
  • HEV: Technological Trends
    • Overview
    • Powersplit, the leading HEV technology
    • The rise of P2 machines
    • The major automotive corporation"s hybrid technology
    • The applications of hybrids
  • HEV/PHEV: Engines and Transmissions
    • Fuel-efficient engines for HEVs/PHEVs
    • Transmissions for HEVs/PHEVs
    • Optimizing the powertrain"s fuel efficiency
  • Theory and Analysis of Powersplit
    • Planetary gear unit
    • Kinematics and Dynamics of Planetary Gear Unit
    • Powersplit and e-CVT
    • Functionalities of Powersplit
    • Applications
  • Theory and analysis of P2s
    • P2 machines
    • P2s principle
    • Challenges of developing P2 Machines
    • P2"s technology application and analysis
  • Related Technologies of HEV/PHEV/BEV
    • Electric motor and Power Electronics
    • Battery Systems and BCU
    • HEV/PHEV/BEV control technology
    • Regenerative braking system
    • Others