Hybrid Vehicle Technologies

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Hybrid vehicle technologies such as powertrains provide new opportunities to achieve better trade-offs in vehicle designs. These technologies can lead to improvements in driving performance and fuel economy. This online module presents an introduction to the current status of hybrid vehicles and basic technologies, along with an in-depth discussion about the control and design of split hybrid electric vehicles.


  • Understand the big picture of the current status of hybrid technologies
  • Recognize the key challenges of hybrid vehicles
  • Comprehend the key power-split vehicle transmission architectures
  • Understand the common control concepts for hybrid vehicle
  • Inspire debate and discussion about hybrid technologies


  • Overview and Introduction (33 min)
  • Impacts on Auto Industry and Current Status (36 min)
  • Major Hybrid Technologies (43 min)
  • Major Components – Principle, Current Status, Outlook (46 min)
  • Vehicle Control Hierarchy and Power Management Algorithms (62 min)
  • Control and Design of Power-Split Hybrid Electric Vehicles (37 min)
  • Summary and Outlook (12 min)

Modules are divided into shorter segments making it easier to learn at your own pace.

If completing a specialization, all four modules must be purchased together and completed in 180 days. For individual modules, you will have 60 days to complete.

Successful completion requires you to receive an 80% passing grade on the module assessment.

Upon successful completion of 4 modules purchased as a group, you will receive the U-M Certificate in Current and Emerging Technologies.

Select 4 modules from one concentration to deepen your knowledge in a subject or area. If you choose a specialization, your certificate will note the specialization you completed.

There are no prerequisites for this module. A bachelor’s degree in a science, engineering, or technical field is recommended, but not required.

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Huei Peng, PhD

  • Director, Mcity, U-M Office of Research
  • Roger L. McCarthy Professor, Mechanical Engineering
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