ECTS - Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Electric and Hybrid Vehicles (AE434) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Electric and Hybrid Vehicles AE434 3 1 0 4 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
EE234 or EE210
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Instructor Dr. Ali Amini
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course aims to give the students the understanding of the electric and hybrid vehicle concept and the theoretical background on which this concept is based.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Define the electric car concept, electric/hybrid vehicle types and components.
  • Model the road resistance forces.
  • Model the energy flow from source to wheel in electric/hybrid vehicle.
  • Model the speed /torque coupling in a hybrid drivetrain.
  • Optimal hybridization ratio.
  • Model the battery energy source.
  • Define the alternative energy sources and stores.
  • Identify the definition and function of the electric motors.
Course Content Electric vehicle components; history of electric vehicles; types of electric vehicles; batteries and battery modeling; alternative energy sources and stores (photovoltaics, flywheels, capacitors, fuel cells); DC and AC electric motors, brushed DC motors, and brushless electric motors; power electronics and motor drives; electric vehicle drivetrain.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Environmental Impact and History of Modern Transportation
2 Fundamentals of Vehicle Propulsion (Internal Combustion Engine and Electric motor) and Braking
3 Fundamentals of Vehicle Transmission
4 Architecture of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
5 Design Principle of Series (Electrical Coupling) Hybrid Electric Drivetrain
6 Parallel (Mechanically Coupled) Hybrid Electric Drivetrain Design
7 Mild Hybrid Electric Drivetrain Design
8 Peaking Power Sources and Energy Storage Midterm
9 Fundamentals of Regenerative Braking
10 Fuel Cell Hybrid Electric Drivetrain Design
11 Design of Full-Size-Engine HEV with Optimal Hybridization Ratio
12 DC and AC Electric Motors
13 Brushless Electric Motors
14 Brushed DC Motors
15 Final Exam


Course Book 1. - Modern Electric, Hybrid Electric, and Fuel Cell Vehicles, by M. Ehsani, 3rd Edition, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group (2018)
2. - Electric Machinery Fundamentals, by Stephen J. Chapman, 5th Edition, McGraw Hill (2005)

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 15 5
Laboratory 4 15
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 5
Presentation 1 5
Project 1 20
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 20
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 24 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and subjects specific to the energy systems engineering discipline; the ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge of these areas to complex engineering problems. X
2 The ability to identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; selecting and applying proper analysis and modeling techniques for this purpose. X
3 The ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions to meet specific requirements; the ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4 The ability to develop, select and utilize modern techniques and tools essential for the analysis and determination of complex problems in energy systems engineering applications; the ability to utilize information technologies effectively.
5 The ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for the investigation of complex engineering problems or research topics specific to the energy systems engineering discipline.
6 The ability to work effectively in inter/inner disciplinary teams, the ability to work individually.
7 a)Effective oral and writen communication skills in Turkish; the ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, to prepare design and production reports, to make effective presentations, to give and to receive clear and understandable instructions. b)The knowledge of at least one foreign language; the ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, to prepare design and production reports, to make effective presentations, to give and to receive clear and understandable instructions.
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; the ability to access information, to follow recent developments in science and technology.
9 a)The ability to behave according to ethical principles, awareness of professional and ethical responsibility; b)knowledge of the standards utilized in energy systems engineering applications.
10 Knowledge on business practices such as project management, risk management and change management; awareness about entrepreneurship, innovation; knowledge on sustainable development.
11 a) Knowledge on the effects of energy systems engineering applications on the universal and social dimensions of health, environment and safety; b) and awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 14 4 56
Laboratory 4 2 8
Special Course Internship
Field Work 14 1 14
Study Hours Out of Class 7 3 21
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 3 3
Project 1 10 10
Homework Assignments 1 3 3
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 6 6
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 131