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Trade & Industrial Education
Introduction to Hybrid Technology
In this course, students will be introduced to the purpose and the need for various types of hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles. They will also study the differences in the engines, types of fuel, and additives used in hybrids as opposed to conventional vehicles.
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1. Describe the role of hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles in today’s society.
2. Identify carbon-based fuels.
3. Describe how organic materials decompose into carbon-based fuels.
4. Explain the difference between carbon-based and noncarbon-based energy sources.
5. Explain the Federal and California Air Resources Board emission standards.
6. List alternatives to carbon-based fuels.
7. List the factors that will be needed to reduce the carbon footprint.
8. Describe the different types of hybrid electric vehicles.
9. Explain how a hybrid vehicle is able to achieve an improvement in fuel economy compared to a conventional vehicle design.
10. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the various hybrid designs.
11. Describe HEV components, including motors, energy sources, and motor controllers.
12. Discuss the operation of a typical hybrid electric vehicle.
13. Explain how a four-stroke cycle gasoline engine operates.
14. Explain the Atkinson cycle and how it is affects engine efficiency.
15. List the various characteristics by which vehicle engines are classified and measured.
16. Describe how turbocharging or supercharging increases engine power.
17. Describe how the fuel injection and ignition work on hybrid gasoline engines.
18. Explain how active control engine mounts function.
19. Describe how the proper grade of gasoline affects engine performance.
20. List gasoline purchasing hints.
23. Discuss how volatility affects driveability.
24. Explain how oxygenated fuels can reduce CO exhaust emissions.
25. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various alternative fuels.
* Objectives from Textbook- Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Halderman/Martin,©2009
Students will be assessed and evaluated in various ways: class participation, homework, quizzes, written, oral, and performance tests, skills' explanation and demonstration, assigned projects and/or student 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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