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TME020 - Hybrid Vehicle Drives
Owner: AUMAS
5,0 Credits (ECTS 7,5)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: B
Department: 42 - APPLIED MECHANICS

Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0105 Examination 5,0 c Grading: TH   5,0 c   Contact examiner

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Bitr professor  Ola Carlson
Tekn dr  Janusz Kajzer


For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Basic courses in related subjects.


After the course the student should:
* have a deep knowledge in the construction and the components of hybrid
* be able to analyse the performance of hybrid vehicles,
* have a knowledge of the environmental impact of road vehicles.


Vehicles of today - propulsion and auxiliary systems.

Driving factors for environment friendly vehicles.

Propulsion and auxiliary systems for hybrid vehicles.

Generic components.

System concepts and simulations.

Development trends.


There is an increasing demand today to produce more environment friendly vehicles. The combustion engines of today can be improved but in the long run there has to be a change of technology. It will start with electric hybrid vehicles and a possible continuation is with vehicles driven by fuel cells. In parallel to this development the vehicles will contain more and more electrically supplied auxiliary systems.

The course covers both system and component aspects of the propulsion system, as well as the auxiliary systems. Emphasis is put on vehicles based on hybrid and/or fuel cells solutions.


The course is offered in quarter 2 jointly by Chalmers, KTH and LTH. There will be 3 course meetings covering the content in a condensed format. In between the meetings, participants are expected to do assignments and short tests via the web. There will also be one laboratory work.
The course is administered via the web-based classroom Ping-Pong. Course material will be available via a reference library and there is a system for submitting assignments. After each course meeting there will be a short test for self evaluation. There will also be a possibility to have contact with the course instructors via the web.
There are 3 course meetings which are held in:Lund, Göteborg and Stockholm. Accomodation for travelling students is paid and pre-arranged by the Student office, mainly in youth hostels.
Tickets are pre-booked by the student office. We assume that all students are entitled to the student discount.
There ia a limited number of 50 students for this course.


The main course material is a textbook published via Ping-Pong. The textbook is accompanied by problems.
There are 2 compulsory assignments and 1 laboratory exercise.
Short tests for self evaluation will be available in Ping-Pong.


Written examination and two assignment reports.

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