Before you start
What you will learn
- Formulate vehicle performance requirements
- Translate vehicle requirements to powertrain requirements
- Sizing powertrain components
- Strengths and weaknesses of electric and conventional powertrains
- Driving cycle simulation
- Determine electricity- or fuel consumption of different powertrains
This course is aimed at learners with a bachelor's degree or engineers in the automotive industry who need to develop their knowledge about electric powertrains.
In this course, you will learn how electric and conventional combustion engine powertrains are built and how they work. You will learn methods to calculate their performance and energy consumption and how to simulate them in different driving cycles. You will also learn about the basic function, the main limits and the losses of:
- Combustion engines,
- Electric machines,
- Power electronics
As a result of support from MathWorks, students will be granted access to MATLAB/Simulink for the duration of the course.
Meet your instructors
Frequently asked questions
Who can take this course?
Unfortunately, learners from one or more of the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this course: Iran, Cuba and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer our courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses we have received are not broad enough to allow us to offer this course in all locations. EdX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent us from offering all of our courses to everyone, no matter where they live.