ATC 223 Hybrid, Electric and Alternative Fuel Vehicles (4 credits)

The course is designed to introduce the student into the theory and systems applications of modern hybrid, electric and alternative fuel vehicles, hydrogen and natural gas. All vehicle systems will be covered: HEV Technology, Hybrid Engines and Transmissions, Electric Machines, Power Inverter Systems, DC-DC Converter Systems, Hybrid Braking and Steering Systems, Battery Pack Technology. Emphasis in laboratory is placed on vehicle systems and safety. Three class hours and a three hour lab. Prerequisites: ATC 115, ATC 131, and MAT 119, or permission of instructor; co-requisites: ATC 223L, ATC 116, and ATC 222, or permission of instructor.