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Trade & Industrial Education
Hybrid Vehicle Transmissions, Transaxles and Drivelines
This course will teach students about the most complex component in the vehicle’s drive train – the transmission. Manual and automatic transmissions will be explained, with emphasis on the continuously variable transmission (CVT), which is used extensively in hybrid applications. Students will also learn to identify and compare the construction and operation of the leading hybrid manufacturers’ transmissions: Honda, Toyota and Ford.
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1. Describe the function of a vehicle’s transmission.
2. Explain the operation of a manual transaxle.
3. Discuss modifications made to automatic transmissions installed in hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs).
4. Explain the operation of continuously variable transmissions (CVTs).
* Objectives from Textbook- Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Halderman/Martin, ©2009
Classroom assignments and participation, homework, quizzes, written, oral and performance tests, skills' explanations and demonstrations; student projects and/or portfolios.
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) alignment
Textbook : Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles, by James D. Halderman and Tony Martin; copyright 2009 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, 07458.
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