Introduction to Hybrid Electric Vehicle Systems PD291809

Topics: Advanced Technologies Electrical systems , Hybrid electric vehicles , Architecture , Electronic equipment , Hybrid engines , Diagnostics , Tools and equipment , Systems engineering , Computer simulation


Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) models currently populating the vehicle electrification landscape indicate their dominance in the market. Although electric, plug-in, and fuel cell vehicles are making inroads in the market, the HEV stands as the market leader in adoption, and manufacturers have no plans on diminishing HEV production. HEV powertrain operation is totally different from the traditional vehicle. It is essential to understand the various operating modes and how failure modes in the hybrid system affect its operation. Scan tool data, animations, and detailed graphics are used for teaching how these systems operate and how different diagnostic approaches are required.

At the conclusion of this course from SAE training partner FutureTech*, participants will have a firm knowledge of hybrid system operation based on the different powertrain configurations and how scan tool data and diagnostics differ from traditional vehicles. Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Lexus, Toyota hybrid electric vehicle products are featured.


By participating in this eLearning course, you'll be able to:

  • List the advantages and disadvantages of HEV systems
  • List the major systems contained in an HEV system
  • Describe the architectures of the major HEV system designs
  • List the common components found in HEV systems
  • Identify HEV Powertrain component configurations
  • Describe the operation of the HEV system during the four basic operating modes
  • Describe the operation of an HEV Planetary Gear Set during a basic drive cycle

Materials Provided

  • 90 days of online single-user access (from date of purchase) to the two hour presentation
  • Online learning assessment (submit to SAE)
  • Course handbook (downloadable, .pdf's)
  • Instructor follow up to your content questions
  • 0.2 CEUs*/Certificate of Achievement (upon completion of all course content and a score of 70% or higher on the learning assessment)

*SAE International is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this course.

Is this On Demand Course for You?

This course will provide engineers that need a thorough and detailed introduction to HEV technology the opportunity to learn this technology and the focus on how systems are designed, rationale for the design, powerflow, CAN PIDs, and more. Most of the fundamental information can be applied to electric, plug-in, extended range, and fuel cell systems.

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Mark Quarto

Dr. Mark Quarto is currently the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Quarto Technical Services where he is responsible for the design/development of diagnostic test equipment and software, technical education and training programs, and technology innovations focused on hybrid and electric vehicle propulsion and energy management systems. Dr. Quarto previously worked within the General Motors Company as an Engineer and Engineering Group Manager in Advanced Powertrain Technology Systems / Global Aftermarket Engineering where he was responsible for the management and development of control and diagnostics systems and service solutions for the Chevrolet Spark & Volt, Fuel Cell, Two-Mode Hybrid, Parallel Hybrid Truck (PHT), EV1 Electric Vehicle, S10 Electric Truck, and Alternative Fuel Systems Programs. He also served as the Service Training Development Manager and Resident Service School Instructor.

Mark began his automotive career as a technician at both dealership and aftermarket facilities. In addition to his accomplishments and experiences while working at General Motors, Mark has served as a CTO, Senior Consultant, Author, and Subject Matter expert in Hybrid, Electric, and Fuel Cell Technologies. Dr. Quarto has a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from LaSalle University specializing in Power Electronics; a Bachelor's Degree in Automotive Technology from Ferris State University; Master's Degree in Technical Education from Ferris State University specializing in electric and hybrid propulsion systems; and a Doctorate in Technical Education from Nova Southeastern University, specializing in designing and developing learning systems for hybrid/electric vehicles and high voltage energy and propulsion systems. He has patents and trade secret designs in vehicle electrification testing, testing equipment, and diagnostic systems.

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