Powertrain Product Development for Electrified Vehicles
I.D. # C1635 Duration 2 Days
This course is offered in China only and presented in Mandarin Chinese. The course materials are bilingual (English and Chinese).

Transmission and driveline products for new energy vehicles are different in many aspects from their counterparts in traditional vehicles. Participants will have a chance to develop in-depth, practical, and hands-on knowledge regarding system configuration, key subsystems and components design, system control, testing, design verification, and so forth. Common problems such as reliability, durability, NVH as well as related technology trends will be addressed from an engineer's viewpoint.

This course offers systematic knowledge to engineers in unprecedented details. In particular, it will cover following topics:

  • Multi-speed transmissions of layshaft type for EVs with emphasis on shift actuators and synchronizers
  • Multi-speed transmissions of planetary gear type for EVs with emphasis on multi-disc clutches and hydraulic system
  • Cooling and lubrication system design with case study
  • Control strategy, software architecture, and main algorithms
  • HEV transmission design with emphasis on NVH refinement
  • Design verification procedure to meet reliability and durability targets

These topics are essentially technical know-how rather than new technology, which should help engineers shorten their learning curving in their engineering work since reliability, durability, and good NVH performance are crucial for the success of powertrain products.

Learning Objectives
By attending this course, you will be able to:
  • Identify appropriate technical solution to various of EV, HEV, or PHEV powertrain needs
  • Evaluate different system configurations and key component design
  • Solve the most critical issues in electrified powertrain design
  • Design the control software to meet the shift quality targets
Understand the fundamental theory on powertrain product development to meet reliability and durability targets

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for Product engineers, project engineers, application engineers, and design and release engineers in electrified vehicle engineering field who are responsible for electrified powertrain systems or component products involving integration, research, development, design, testing, simulation and so on.


An undergraduate degree in engineering or a strong technical background is highly recommended. Some basic knowledge about vehicle and powertrain systems is needed.

Instructor(s): Yiqing Yuan

Yiqing Yuan is currently a professor at the Clean Energy Automotive Engineering Center of Tongji University. Before he joint Tongju, he worked as a professor at the Electric Vehicle R&D Center, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences from 2009 to 2013. During that period of time, he played a leading role in forming Shanghai Zhongke Shenjiang Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd. (i.e. Electric Vehicle R&D Center of Chinese Academy of Sciences, or UCAS) as deputy general manager. From 1999 to 2008, he worked for DaimlerChrysler and Chrysler for over 9 years in the field of automotive powertrain research, development, design, and simulation.

He is honored with such titles as the National Science and Technology Expert of China, the Expert of National Recruitment Program of Global Experts, and the Expert of Hundreds Talents Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the board member of GAEC (Global Automotive Executive Committee). He is a member of SAE, ASME, STLE, ASTM, and DCEA(Detroit Chinese Engineers Association). Previously he served as a member of Shanghai New Energy Automotive and Application Standardization Technical Committee, the General Secretary of DCEA, as well as the board member of the Shanghai Division of NACSAE(North American Chinese Society of Automotive Engineers). 

He is the author of over 20 journal and conference technical papers and over 20 patents. He received his doctoral degree from Virginia Tech, his master's degree from Shanghai Institute of Mechanical Engineering (currently University of Shanghai for Science and Technology), and his bachelor degree from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. 

Fees: $588 SAE Members: $529


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