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Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology

  • Automotive Research and Design
  • ISBN-10: 0826900666
  • ISBN-13: 9780826900661
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2011 Published
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About the Product

Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology provides a systems overview of the operating principles, maintenance, and service of hybrid electric vehicles. The text features compelling full-colour illustrations and concise descriptions of different configurations and vehicle platforms, the operation of various systems and their corresponding technologies, and the maintenance and troubleshooting of hybrid electric vehicles. Types of hybrid vehicles and high-voltage safety concerns are also addressed. This valuable instructional tool can be used for a stand-alone course, as a supplement to a comprehensive automotive technology program, or for self-study. The companion CD includes Quick Quizzes® for each chapter, an Illustrated Glossary, Flash Cards with 115 terms and definitions, Media Clips, Review Questions (correlated to chapter objectives), and links to valuable Internet resources through


  • The text includes a variety of hybrid electric vehicle technologies. It does not concentrate on one manufacturer to the exclusion of others.

  • Extensive use of colour illustrations and application photos.

  • Chapter introductions and objectives provide a student-centred rationale for the material covered in each chapter.

  • Key terms are italicized in the text and included in a list of Key Terms with definitions at the beginning of each chapter for convenience.

  • An entire chapter is devoted to high voltage electrical safety.

  • Content is supplemented by Factoids that appear throughout the text.

  • Key points are reinforced in Points to Remember at the end of each chapter.

  • Review Questions, and Trade Tests help the learner review key concepts and reinforce principles of operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

  • Answers for Odd-numbered end-of-chapter questions are provided in the Answers section at the back of the text, so students can perform self-checks.

  • The Appendix contains useful formulas, metric conversion tables, and electrical symbols.

  • A comprehensive Glossary is included at the back of the text for quick reference

  • A companion CD includes end-of-chapter quizzes (Quick Quizzes®) that reinforce key concepts, an Illustrated Glossary that complements the Glossary at the back of the text, Flash Cards with 115 terms and definitions, Media Clips that illustrate key aspect of HEV technology, Review Questions in Microsoft® Word format from the end of each chapter, as well as useful Internet resources on

  • Instructor’s Resource Guide (available separately) includes test development software with customizable test banks for each chapter, PowerPoint® Presentations for each chapter, Instructor’s Guide and Instructional Plans, Media Clips, Interactive Illustrations (digital copies of all numbered figures from text), Flash Cards, Illustrated Glossary, Review Questions, Pre- & Posttests, Answer Keys, and links to valuable Internet resources through

  • Customizable instructor PowerPoints downloadable from

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to HEV Technology
Chapter 2: High-Voltage Electrical Safety
Chapter 3: High-Voltage Vehicle Safety Systems
Chapter 4: Hybrid Engines
Chapter 5: AC Induction Electrical Machines
Chapter 6: Permanent Magnet Electric Machines
Chapter 7: Power Inverter Systems
Chapter 8: Electric Propulsion Sensing Systems
Chapter 9: DC-DC Converter Systems
Chapter 10: Transaxels, Gears, and Cooling Systems
Chapter 11: Energy Management Hardware Systems
Chapter 12: Battery Construction and Technologies
Chapter 13: Nickel Metal Hydride Technology
Chapter 14: Battery Pack and Energy Management System
Chapter 15: Braking Systems
Chapter 16: Climate Control Systems
Chapter 17: Hybrid Jump Starting and Jump Start Assist Systems
Chapter 18: GM Flex Power PHT
Chapter 19: Belted Alternator Starter (BAS) System



All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Answer Key for Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology  (ISBN-10: 0826900682 | ISBN-13: 9780826900685)

Includes answers to all Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology questions.

Instructor's Resource Guide for Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology  (ISBN-10: 0826900690 | ISBN-13: 9780826900692)

The Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology Instructor's Resource Guide provides a wealth of tools for delivering high-quality instruction in carpentry courses. The Instructor's Resource Guide includes an Instructor's Guide, Interactive Illustrations, Modifiable PowerPoint® Presentations, Test Development Software, and Answer Keys for the Workbook, and Pretests and Posttests. * The Instructor's Guide includes material for developing a comprehensive lesson plan and effective presentations. Instructional tips and suggestions are provided for novice instructors. * The Interactive Illustrations included on the Resource Guide CD-ROM contain electronic files of all illustrations and photographs in the text. * The PowerPoint® Presentations provide instructors with a foundation on which to build high-quality presentations. PowerPoint Presentations are modifiable using Microsoft PowerPoint, allowing an instructor to import the Interactive Illustrations and their own information, photographs, and illustrations. * The Test Development Software enables an instructor to create tests that meet the instructor's specific needs. * The Pretest and Posttest Exams are reproducible exams used to document entry- and exit-level skills. * The Answer Keys list the answers to questions presented in the Pretest, Posttest, Master Math Worksheets, and Workbook.