A two-day course intended for those who have only an outline knowledge of Hybrid Electrical Vehicles. The course will consist of a mix of lectures and case studies from both academic and industrial specialists in HEV technology plus vehicle demonstrations at one of the UK's foremost track test facilities.
Objectives: To provide managers and engineers with a broad understanding of Hybrid Electric Vehicle technology and its impact on both the global automotive industry and the environment.Course description
Main themes Over two days the course will provide:
- the broad scenario and developmental road map
- a detailed description of the main HEV powertrain architecture options including parallel, series, complex, through-the-road and plug-in plus the different levels of hybridisation; full, mild and micro that can be achieved
- critical comparisons of HEVs with alternatives such as EVs and fuel cell systems
- sustainability assessment of the environmental benefits of HEV technology including considerations of both legislative compliance and real-world experiences and economic aspects of HEVs
- an overview of the current and expected growth of HEV activity within the industry and the technology requirements for consumer acceptance.
System & Component Overview
- Powertrain architecture - parallel, series, micro, mild, plug-in etc.
- Vehicle layout and packaging options.
- Energy storage comparisons
- Case studies.
- Legislative performance (CO2, gas and particulate emissions).
- Real world performance (off cycle, durability).
- Sustainability assessment; cradle to grave environmental impact.
Industry Activity and Market Reaction
- HEV market drivers and technology trends.
- Customer acceptance of HEVs.
- HEV technology commercialisation.
Vehicle Based HEV Performance Evaluation
- Assessment of HEVs under track conditions at Millbrook Proving Ground.