Hybrid and Electric Vehicles: Current Production, Future Strategies     

Part of the SAE Hybrid Fundamentals Web Seminar Series

I.D.# C0906Printable Description
Duration: 2 Hours
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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 several 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 web 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.

Learning Objectives
By participating in this web seminar, 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

Who Should Attend
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.

Topical Outline

  • 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 Rosebro
Jack RosebroJack 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.

Registration Information
Registration for this live web seminar is available on a per-person basis, similar to purchasing a seat in a classroom. Participants attend an online session from work or home; anywhere with a PC with internet access (at least 56K) and a telephone. The fee includes one connection to the conference calls (toll free telephone number provided for U.S. and select countries*) and assigned personal ID number; one connection to SAE's online training center (via WebEx); and access to a secure course in the SAE Learning Center that contains the presentations, class session recordings, supplemental materials, and assignments.

Registrations will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. the day before the start of the web seminar, but early registration is encouraged to allow for pre-course set-up and instructions.

*Global toll-free telephone numbers are provided for many countries outside the U.S., but are limited to those on the WebEx call-in toll-free number list. Check here to see if your country has a global call-in toll free telephone number for this web seminar. If your country is not listed, you may still connect using the US/Canada Call-in toll number or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).

Although WebEx Training Manager will automatically launch when you join the web seminar, you or your system administrator are encouraged to download the plug-in in advance to help ensure successful setup. Click here, then follow the onscreen instructions.

NOTE: The course presentation will be recorded and made available for 30 days to those who register by the deadline.

Multiple Seat Discount - 50% off more than one!

  1. Register for this live web seminar at the appropriate list or member price and enjoy a 50% discount off the list price of the other hybrid web seminars in this series (includes Introduction to Hybrid Powertrains; Basic Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Safety; Plug-In Hybrids: Opportunities And Challenges).


  2. Register one individual at the appropriate list or member price, then register as many additional employees at half off the list price. To receive the discount, register all individuals at the same time or mention the confirmation number for the first registrant. The offer is good for only the same web seminar series and dates. All registrants will receive a personal account and opportunity for CEUs.
Registration by phone with SAE Customer Service is required to take advantage of these discounts.

Can't attend on the date/time above? The presentation will be recorded and made available for 30 days to those who are registered, regardless of availability for the live session. If you still need to cancel, transfer to a future offering, or designate a substitute, a full refund is issued if you notify SAE at least 14 days prior to the web seminar start date. If less than 14 days prior, please contact SAE Customer Service to discuss options*. NOTE: SAE reserves the right to cancel web seminar and cannot be held responsible for related costs incurred by registrants other than the registration fee.

*Cancellation penalties may apply.

Fees: $270.00 ; SAE Members: $216.00 - $243.00

.2 CEUs
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain 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

For additional information, contact SAE Customer Service at 1-877-606-7323 (724/776-4970 outside the U.S. and Canada) or at CustomerService@sae.org.

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