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 of mathematics, physical sciences and the subjects specific to engineering disciplines; the ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge of these areas in the solution of complex engineering problems. X
2 The ability to define, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; the ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. X
3 The ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions in such a way as to meet the specific requirements; the ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose. X
4 The ability to select, and use modern techniques and tools needed to analyze and solve complex problems encountered in engineering practices; the ability to use information technologies effectively. X
5 The ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, gather data, and analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or research areas specific to engineering disciplines. X
6 The ability to work efficiently in inter-, intra-, and multi-disciplinary teams; the ability to work individually. X
7 (a) Sözlü ve yazılı etkin iletişim kurma becerisi; etkin rapor yazma ve yazılı raporları anlama, tasarım ve üretim raporları hazırlayabilme, etkin sunum yapabilme, açık ve anlaşılır talimat verme ve alma becerisi. (b) En az bir yabancı dil bilgisi; bu yabancı dilde etkin rapor yazma ve yazılı raporları anlama, tasarım ve üretim raporları hazırlayabilme, etkin sunum yapabilme, açık ve anlaşılır talimat verme ve alma becerisi. X
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; the ability to access information, follow developments in science and technology, and adapt and excel oneself continuously. X
9 Acting in conformity with the ethical principles; professional and ethical responsibility and knowledge of the standards employed in engineering applications. X
10 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; knowledge of sustainable development. X
11 Knowledge of the global and social effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety issues, and knowledge of the contemporary issues in engineering areas; awareness of the possible legal consequences of engineering practices. X
12 (a) Knowledge of (i) fluid mechanics, (ii) heat transfer, (iii) manufacturing process, (iv) electronics and control, (v) vehicle components design, (vi) vehicle dynamics, (vii) vehicle propulsion/drive and power systems, (viii) technical laws and regulations in automotive engineering field, and (ix) vehicle verification tests. (b) The ability to merge and apply these knowledge in solving multi-disciplinary automotive problems. X
13 The ability to make use of theoretical, experimental, and simulation methods, and computer aided design techniques in automotive engineering field. X
14 The ability to work in the field of vehicle design and manufacturing. X

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