Powertrain Architecture, Controls, and Energy Management Systems of EV and HEV C1235

Topics: Powertrain & Propulsion

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

Developing environmentally cleaner and more fuel efficient vehicles is transforming the automotive industry worldwide, particularly in China with its emphasis on new energy vehicles. There are many engineering challenges that must be addressed in designing effective new energy vehicles. The technical knowledge required to understand and make the right decisions with regard to powertrain architecture, powertrain controls, and energy management strategies is critical to success in this market.

This two day course will focus on providing participants with an overview of hybrid electric vehicle propulsion systems followed by design and control approaches for series, parallel, and plug-in hybrid powertrains. Finally, high efficiency energy management strategies are addressed. To ensure a thorough understanding of the design concepts and practical applications covered in this course, a number of case problems, examples, and demonstrations are utilized.

Learning Objectives

By attending this course 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

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for individuals with at least 3 years of experience in powertrain development and/or research.  Experience with hybrid powertrains is a plus.  Powertrain development engineers, control engineers, and hybrid vehicle engineers will benefit the most from this course.


An undergraduate degree in mechanical, electrical/electronic, or automotive engineering is recommended. Additionally, technical knowledge in the areas of engines, transmissions, motors, batteries, and electronic controls is highly recommended.

You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

Yuxiang Jiang, Ph.D.

Mr. Jiang is currently Chief Engineer- Powertrain at the Commercial Vehicle Technical Center of SAIC Motor Corporation Limited. Previously, Mr. Jiang was Chief Engineer in the Engine Tech Center at Foton Motor Company Research Institute. Mr. Jiang also held the position of Project Manager-Powertrain Control and Advanced Engineering at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan. Additionally, he was Project Manager in the Powertrain Control Center at General Motors Corporation at the Milford Proving Grounds in Michigan. Mr. Jiang received his B.S. and M.S. in Thermal-Automotive Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois. In addition Mr. Jiang holds an M.B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

Duration: 2 Days
CEUs: 1.3

Fees: $588.00

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