ALT02 - Hybrid Electric And Alternative Fuel Vehicles
Course format: Classroom instruction with written test
Estimated Duration: 4 hours
After taking this course you will be able to:
Explain how to take safe measures when working on electric hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles
Understand high voltage issues with electric A/C systems
Identify new applications for hybrid technology and unique hybrid system features
Explain alternative fuel applications and concepts
Understand vehicle-specific applications from popular vehicle makers, including Ford, Mazda, Toyota, Lexus, Nissan, and Honda
Know how to properly care for an electric battery prior to and during the repair process
Identify the different types of alternative fuel vehicles currently on the market, as well as concepts in tomorrow’s technology
Module 1 – Hybrid Electric Vehicle System Considerations
This module will offer an overview of issues and concepts related to hybrid electric vehicle technology and points out important safety considerations necessary for anyone working on or around a hybrid electric vehicle. The student will also learn about systems impacted by the technology of hybrid electric vehicles.
Module 2 – Hybrid Electric Vehicle Applications
The course continues with the student learning how to apply the concepts to specific vehicle makes as recommended by the manufacturer. This module also includes information on belt alternator/starter systems, two-mode hybrid systems, damage analysis, and vehicle-specific safety considerations.
Module 3 – Alternative Fuels
The final module of the course covers alternative fuel vehicles and focuses on biofuels, propane, compressed natural gas (CNG), plug-in electric vehicles, hydrogen vehicles, and other technology currently in development.