I.D.# PD330906ON
Access Period: 30 Days
Duration: 2 Hours

Hybrids, and to a lesser extent, electric vehicles, have been on the road since 1997. Although just two hybrids were on the market in 2001, there are more than a dozen today, and the market is ramping up quickly, driven by fuel prices and constraints, environmental regulations, and customer demand. The commercial vehicle market is also rapidly embracing hybrid technology. This two-hour webi seminar will highlight the passenger, light-duty, and heavy-duty hybrid and electric vehicles that are currently in production, offered for sale, or planned for near-term production. Asian, European, and North American manufacturers of hybrid and electric vehicles will be reviewed. Tier 1 suppliers of major hybrid and electric vehicle components will be covered as well.

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This course will benefit executive, manager, marketing, or other passenger car and light duty industry professionals who need a comprehensive overview of past, current, and future hybrid and electric vehicle production. Those unfamiliar with the evolution of hybrid and electric vehicle development, yet whose job will be impacted by hybrid and electric vehicles in the future, will benefit also.

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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."
Jason Osborn
Design Engineer, Sr
Bobcat Company


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

  • List the hybrid and electric vehicles that have been commercialized from 1997 to present
  • Identify passenger, light-duty, and heavy-duty hybrid-electric vehicles that are on the market
  • Explain the major resource and regulatory drivers of hybrid and electric vehicle development
  • Recognize basic layouts of light, medium, and heavy-duty hybrid vehicle powertrains
  • Compare advantages and disadvantages of different hybrid architectures
  • Summarize upcoming HEV and EV production plans


  • Hybrid and electric vehicle production, 1997-present
  • Current Asian hybrid vehicle production
  • Current US hybrid vehicle production
    • Advantages and disadvantages of series hybrids
    • Upcoming commercialization of series hybrids
  • Market and regulatory drivers of HEV/EV production
    • Fuel constraints
    • US regulatory drivers
    • "Green state" regulatory drivers
    • EU regulatory drivers
    • Asia's regulatory drivers
  • Planned Asian hybrid and electric vehicle production
  • Planned European hybrid and electric vehicle production
  • Planned US hybrid and electric vehicle production
  • Commercial hybrid and electric vehicle production
    • Asian commercial hybrids
    • European commercial hybrids
    • North American commercial hybrids
  • Tier 1 suppliers and partnerships
    • Internal-combustion engines (ICE)
    • Energy storage systems
    • Motors and power electronics

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.

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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 seminars 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.

*Discount applies to web seminar(s) and/or replay(s) of equal or lesser list fee. Registration by phone with SAE Customer Service is required to take advantage of these discounts.

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