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Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

From: £1,800.00

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Our highly topical course is for engineers and non-engineers seeking an overview of hybrid technology and the likely future trends


Ricardo’s hybrid and electric vehicle (HEV) 2 day training course has been successfully running for over 5 years, keeping up with the rapid developments in this sector. This course has been developed by Ricardo’s most experienced technical specialists and chief engineers.

Accomplishment level with this course:

  • Understand the market influences and drivers behind hybrid technology
  • Understand the different vehicle architectures for hybrid and electric vehicles
  • Identify the major components and their functions in the hybrid vehicle
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of various battery designs
  • Understand the impact of CO2 and life cycle analysis for hybrid vehicles
  • What the electric vehicle future looks like, Ricardo view and involvement

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The topics cover hybrid electric vehicle fundamentals in detail which includes the technologies, drivers, engineering and challenges. These topics are as follows:

Hybrid Electric Vehicle training







Day 1: hybrid electric vehicle training

  • Market drivers and technological challenges for hybrid vehicles
    • Why hybrid and electric vehicles? – summary of drivers
    • Global trends, drivers and legislation for CO2 reduction
    • Progress and strategy of car makers in meeting targets
    • Role of hybrid and electric vehicles in CO2 reduction
    • Other trends, drivers and legislation
    • Life cycle CO2 analysis and what it could mean for hybrid and electric vehicles
    • Hybrid and plug-in vehicle technology roadmap
  • Vehicle configuration
    • Architecture, choices and their benefits
    • Attributes, simulation and sizing
    • Package integration issues
    • Safety considerations
  • Vehicle systems integration
    • The System “V”
    • Control architecture considerations
    • Powertrain modifications
    • Thermal and NVH
    • Validation

Day 2: hybrid electric vehicle training

  • Electric machines & Power electronics
    • Electrical infrastructure and sub-systems for hybrid and electric vehicles
    • Requirements and challenges for EM&PE in hybrid and electric vehicles
    • Electric drives overview
      • Key concepts, characteristics and attributes of electric drives
      • Specific attributes and applicability of key machine types for hybrid and electric vehicles
      • Methods and tools for selecting the ’best’ for each application
    • Power electronics overview
      • DC/DC converters
      • Battery chargers
  • Battery systems
    • Energy storage roadmap for automotive applications
    • Electrical energy storage requirements for different applications (EV, HEV, PHEV)
    • Packaging and formats – cells, modules and packs
    • Developing reliable battery packs
      • Process (from requirements to product)
      • The crucial role of thermal management
      • Safety
      • Validation
      • Integration into a vehicle
  • Battery management systems
    • Function
    • Implementation
    • Performance
  • Market overview: Cell makers, pack builders and OEMs
  • Standards and standardisation (of battery systems)
  • Charging – connectors and chargers

Hybrid Electric Vehicle 
Please arrive promptly for 08.45
Start – 09.00
Finish – 17.00 – 18.00

Lunch is provided


By Air:
London Gatwick
: 35-45mins by car (depending on local traffic conditions) – BBC Traffic, AA Traffic
London Heathrow: 1hr 15-2hrs by car (depending on local traffic conditions) – BBC Traffic, AA Traffic
By Rail:
Shoreham Train Station is 5-10 minutes drive by car/taxi
All rail travel can be booked via the following:
National Rail
The Train Line
By car:
Access to Ricardo’s Shoreham Technical Centre by car is only by the A27. Take the Shoreham Airport exit off the A27. From the Shoreham town side (east) of the River access is purely by foot across the wooden toll-bridge.

Accomodation / Hotels:
The Brighton Mercure
The Brighton Metropole
The Brighton Grand
The Brighton Jury’s Inn
The Brighton Holiday Inn
Best Western Tollgate Upper Beeding
The Bridge Inn Shoreham By-Sea

If you have any further questions on attending this Hybrid Electric Vehicle training course then please do not hesitate to contact the Ricardo Knowledge training team direct:

Mandie Williams, +44(0)1273 794021,