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Overview

Why are hybrid vehicles still more common than battery electric ones? Why are electric vehicles still more expensive than conventional or hybrid ones? In The Hybrid Vehicles Certificate, which is part of Emerging Automotive Technologies MicroMasters Program and is also offered by EdX in partnership with Chalmers University of Technology - ChalmersX,you will get the answers to this and much more. 

While electric motors can improve vehicles regarding performance, energy consumption and emissions, they suffer from high cost and weight of batteries. Smart combinations of electric motors and combustion engines in a hybrid powertrain can combine these strengths with the advantages of combustion engines.

The programme

This course is aimed at learners with a bachelor's degree or engineers in the automotive industry who need to develop their knowledge about hybrid powertrains. 

In this course, we will examine different mechanical layouts of hybrid powertrains and how they influence the performance and complexity of the powertrain. Different sizing of powertrains in micro, mild, full hybrids, as well as plug-in hybrids, is also discussed and you’ll learn how they can be modelled and analyzed for example by simulation of driving cycles. You will also learn about the Energy Management system and how this controls the hybrid powertrain modes and when to charge and discharge the battery.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

What you'll learn

  • How to combine the strengths of electric and conventional powertrains
  • Pros and cons of different types of hybrid powertrains
  • Sizing of the electric machine, battery and combustion engine
  • How to control a hybrid powertrain 
  • Simulate a hybrid powertrain and its controller 
  • Analyze cost-effectiveness of different types of hybrid powertrains

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Prerequisites

  • Electric and Conventional Vehicles

Tuition Fee

Add a Verified Certificate for $200 USD

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