I.D.# PD330905ON
Access Period: 30 Days
Duration: 2 Hours

The path to commercialization of plug-in hybrids is likely to require complex interactions between OEMs, battery manufacturers, electric utilities, and government, yet the plug-in hybrid is a still-developing technology. How do plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) differ from conventional hybrids? What are the advantages and challenges for vehicle manufacturers, public utilities, energy and environmental concerns, and end-users? What is the current state of plug-in hybrid development?

Those unfamiliar with PHEV or vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, yet whose job will be impacted by plug-in hybrid vehicles in the future, will benefit from this two-hour web seminar.

Is this Web Seminar RePlay for You?

This course will benefit automotive and commercial vehicle industry professionals who want to understand the rapidly-changing development of plug-in hybrids, as well as proposed legislation that may affect that development, and surrounding infrastructure that will play a supporting role in PHEV commercialization.

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0.2 CEUs


"Great means of accomplishing training while travel budgets are tight. I didn't seem to lose much by being physically absent. (I) liked the session times and ability to stay home to learn the material. This was my first web seminar, but probably not my last. Very interesting format with a lot going for it."
Jason Osborn
Design Engineer, Sr
Bobcat Company


By participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the relevant differences between plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and conventional hybrid vehicles
  • Identify fundamental charge-discharge strategies
  • Explain the performance demands placed on PHEV energy storage systems and development trends in energy storage
  • Recognize the enablers and barriers to mass commercialization of PHEVs
  • Summarize infrastructure requirements as well as supply-side and demand-side incentives
  • Explain the potential energy and emission benefits of PHEV and V2G synergies



  • Plug-in hybrid (PHEV) architectures
    • Gasoline-electric plug-in hybrids
    • Diesel-electric plug-in hybrids
    • Fuel cell plug-in hybrids
  • Plug-in hybrid (PHEV) charge-discharge strategies
    • Series plug-in hybrids
    • Parallel plug-in hybrids
    • Series-parallel plug-in hybrids
    • Charge-sustaining (CD) strategies
    • Charge-depleting (CD) strategies
    • Blended charge-discharge strategies
  • Plug-in hybrid (PHEV) energy storage systems
    • State of energy storage chemistries today
    • Influence of all-electric range
    • Influence of charge-discharge strategies
  • State of plug-in hybrid development today
    • Conversion of existing hybrid vehicles
    • Passenger and light-duty vehicles
    • Heavy-duty vehicles
  • Interaction between plug-in hybrids and the electrical grid
    • Charging considerations
    • Infrastructure considerations
    • PHEVs and grid demand
  • Vehicle-to-grid (V2G)
    • How V2G works
    • State of V2G development today
    • What's needed to enable large-scale commercialization V2G
  • Government incentives toward development of PHEVs
    • Supply-side incentives
    • Demand-side incentives

Instructor(s): Jack Lelan Rosebro

Jack Rosebro has taught hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicle technology to a wide variety of automotive industry professionals for the past ten years. Since 2006, he has developed and delivered curriculum for Perfect Sky, Inc. throughout the US and Canada. He also consults to community colleges that are integrating hybrid and electric vehicle technology into their curricula. Jack writes about hybrid technology, regulatory issues, and sustainable mobility for Green Car Congress, and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences. Previously, Jack developed and taught courses on hybrid and electric vehicles, air/fuel systems, OBD-II self-diagnostic systems, and emission control systems. He received his M.Sc. in Engineering from Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden.

Materials Provided

  • 30 days of online single-user access (from date of purchase) to the one session, approximately two hour, recorded presentation
  • Course workbook (downloadable, .pdf's)
  • Online learning assessment
  • Instructor follow up to your content questions
  • .2 CEUs* (with satisfactory assessment score)
*SAE International is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this course.

About RePlays

SAE Web Seminar RePlays are audio/visual captures of live web seminars. The course sessions are unedited to include the results of interactions with the live participants and to expedite course availability. A learning assessment is available at the end of the course to reinforce learning and retention and gauge your understanding of the topic.

Equipment Requirements

  • Windows 7, 8 (Apple OSX and Unix/Linux are not supported but may work)
  • Pentium 4 PC
  • Minimum 512 MB RAM; recommended 1 GB RAM
  • Internet Explorer 10-11, Mozilla Firefox 37 , Google Chrome 42 (Safari and Opera are not supported)
  • Broadband-1Mbps minimum

Full Course
Members save up to 20% off list price.
Multiple Seat Discount - 50% off more than one!
1. Purchase access to this web seminar replay at the list or appropriate member price and enjoy a 50% discount off the list price of the other web semainrs or replays in the SAE Hybrid Fundamentals Web Seminar Series.


2. Purchase access for one individual at the list or appropriate member price, then buy seats for additional employees at half off the list price. *Contact SAE Customer Service to arrange online access for all individuals at the same time or mention the confirmation number for the first purchase. The offer is good for web seminars or replays in only the same series. All registrants will receive a personal account and opportunity for CEUs.

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