NEVTEX

Northwest Engineering and Vehicle Technology Exchange - NEVTEX

Resources

Central Oregon Community College (COCC) and Rio Hondo College (RHC) are working together to develop curriculum and training standards for technicians in hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), electric vehicle (EV), and Fuel Cell (FC) vehicle systems.

While national training and licensure standards have been in place for many years for combustion engine technologies, this is not the case for electric drive and hydrogen fuel based technologies. There is a dearth of trained technicians to work at repair facilities, and licensure policies are not in place. NEVTEX has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF / ATE Grant Award # 1700708) to begin to address these needs by partnering with industrial and educational representatives to obtain input and assistance to develop (1) new approaches to prepare an advanced technologies workforce, (2) licensure procedures and policies to ensure the safety of technicians, their employers, and clients, and (3) collaboration between educational and industrial partners in the development of new standards and practices.

The Center for Advanced Automotive Technology at Macomb Community College in Michigan has been selected by NEVTEX to assist in the process of disseminating NEVTEX resources. All NEVTEX resources will be available on the CAAT’s NEVTEX page for viewing and downloading, and will be included in the CAAT Tracks newsletter.


Webinars

Advanced Skills Needed By Technicians Working With Current And Future Vehicles

June 29, 2020

Introduction of the SAE Vehicle Electrification Certification – Level 1

February 26, 2021

Introduction Of The Electrified Vehicle Systems Standards Based Training With Certification – Level 2

March 26, 2021

Introduction of the Electrified Vehicle Systems Standards based Training with Certification – Level 3

May 28, 2021

Vehicle Electrification Systems Standards

Master Acronym and Definition List

  1. Vehicle Level Vehicle Electrification High Voltage System Architectures

    1. Vehicle Level System Architecture Acronyms and Definitions
    2. System Architecture - all EVs
    3. Powertrain Systems Operation - all EVs
  2. High Voltage Safety and Personal Protective Equipment

    1. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Terminology
    2. High Voltage Wire and Cable
    3. High Voltage Components: Labels and Identification
    4. High Voltage Electrical Measurement Equipment
    5. High Voltage Electrical Gloves: In-Service Care and Inspection
  3. High Voltage Vehicle Safety

    1. Introduction to High Voltage Vehicle Safety Systems
    2. High Voltage Manual/Service Disconnect Systems
    3. High Voltage Interlock Systems
    4. High Voltage Bus Discharge Systems
    5. High Voltage Isolation Fault Detection Systems
  4. High Voltage Battery Pack System

    1. High Voltage Battery Pack System Acronyms and Definitions
    2. Overview of High Voltage Battery Pack Systems
    3. High Voltage Battery Pack System - RESS
    4. High Voltage Battery Pack Testing
    5. High Voltage Battery Pack Removal and Replacement
  5. 3-Phase Drive Motors and Generators

    1. Phase Drive Motors and Generators Acronyms and Definitions
    2. Overview of HV 3-Phase Electric Machines
    3. Induction Electric Machines
    4. Permanent Magnet Electric Machines
    5. Electric Machine Speed and Position Sensors
    6. Electric Machine Testing Analysis and Diagnostics
  6. Electric Transmissions and Drive Units

    1. Electric Transmissions and Drive Units Acronyms and Definitions
    2. Overview of Electric Transmissions and Drive Units
  7. 3-Phase Power Inverter Systems and Controls

    1. 3-Phase Power Inverter Acronyms and Definitions
    2. Overview of Power Inverter Systems
    3. 3-Phase Power Inverter Components
    4. 3-Phase Power Inverter Operation
    5. 3-Phase Power Inverter Diagnostics and Service
  8. DC-DC Converter Systems

    1. DC-DC Converter Acronyms and Definitions
    2. Overview of DC-DC Converter Systems
    3. DC-DC Converter Components
    4. DC-DC Converter Operation
    5. DC-DC Converter Diagnostics and Service
  9. On-Board High Voltage Battery Charging Systems

    1. On-Board High Voltage Battery Charging Systems Acronyms and Definitions
    2. Overview of On-Board High Voltage Battery Charging Systems
    3. On-Board High Voltage Battery Charging Systems Components
    4. On-Board High Voltage Battery Charging Systems Operation
    5. On-Board High Voltage Battery Charging Systems Diagnostics and Service
  10. Vehicle Cabin HVAC Systems

    1. Vehicle Cabin HVAC Systems Acronyms and Definitions
    2. Vehicle Cabin HVAC Systems Components
    3. Vehicle Cabin HVAC Systems Operation
    4. Vehicle Cabin HVAC Systems Diagnostics and Service
  11. High Voltage Battery and Charging HVAC Systems

    1. High Voltage Power Electronics Cooling Systems Acronyms and Definitions
    2. High Voltage Power Electronics Cooling Systems Components
    3. High Voltage Power Electronics Cooling Systems Operation
    4. High Voltage Power Electronics Cooling Systems Diagnostics and Service
  12. Regenerative Braking Systems

Fuel Cell Standards

  1. Fuel Cell Acronyms and Definitions

  2. Hydrogen Safety and Personal Protection Equipment

  3. Hydrogen Storage Systems

  4. Fuel Cell Stack Systems

  5. Fuel Cell Cathode Subsystems

  6. Fuel Cell Anode Subsystems

  7. Fuel Cell Cooling Systems

  8. Fuel Cell High Voltage Systems