Introduction to Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Engineering

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This college level course focuses on hybrid electric and electric vehicle (HEV/EV) mechatronics and components, power flow and management, power storage and design, engineering problems faced when engineering HEV drivetrain systems, and applications for commercial, industrial, and military use. Continue to the bottom of the page for the Resource Link.


This is an advanced automotive technology course that was developed as a three credit, senior level course for a mechanical engineering curriculum at Lawrence Technical University.

Included in this course are PowerPoint presentations, labs, assignments (answers are not provided), and syllabus. If you're an instructor and need access to answers and solutions, please contact the CAAT. The labs and workshops provide students with hands-on experience using 4x4 dynamometers, hydraulically-controlled systems, and simulation software. For a more comprehensive summary of the course, please refer to the syllabus.

Introduction to Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Engineering has four associated course modules:

  • Major Concepts of Hybrid Electric Powertrain Systems
  • Modeling Mechanical Subsystems of the Hybrid Electric Transmission
  • Developing a Control Algorithm Based on Vehicle Motion Requirements
  • Sensors and Actuators
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under
Grant No. 1003032. 

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


Electric Machines and Power Electronics
Energy Storage and Battery Technology
HEV/EV System Technologies (HEV, EV, and Plug-in HEV)
Product Lifecycle:
Pre-production: Research, Design, Development, Testing, and Tooling
Resource Type:
Lab Activity
Lawrence Technological University
Author & Title:
Dr. Vladimir V. Vantsevich- Professor Mechanical Engineering Department, Director Master of Science in Mechatronic Engineering, Laboratory of Mechatronic Systems, Associate Director Automotive Engineering Institute; Jesse Paldan- Graduate Research Assistant; Wei Yao- Student Assistant
Date Developed:
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Electric Vehicle,HEV Drivetrain,Mechanical Engineering,Mechatronics,Power Flow and Management,Hybrid Electric Vehicle,Mobility,Transportation
Education Level:
Undergrad Students (15-16)