Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Data is displayed for academic year: 2023./2024.

Course Description

The course studies all mechanical and electrical components of electric and hybrid vehicles. It also analyzes the role of these vehicles in power systems since they can behave as generation, loads or energy storage devices.

Study Programmes

University graduate
[FER3-EN] Electrical Power Engineering - profile
Elective courses (3. semester)

Learning Outcomes

  1. indentify electric vehicle systems and components
  2. compute neccesary power and energy for electric vehicle drive
  3. analyze electric vehicle influences on power grid

Forms of Teaching


Lectures will provide a theoretical background to the students.


These will be used to solve numerical examples to the students.


Laboratory exercises will provide a hands-on experience on measurements of battery and electrical motor characteristics.

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Laboratory Exercises 0 % 30 % 0 % 30 %
Quizzes 0 % 12 % 0 % 12 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 25 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 0 % 25 %
Final Exam: Oral 8 %
Exam: Written 0 % 50 %
Exam: Oral 8 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Power Supplies for Drive Systems
  2. Power Converter in Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
  3. Machines for Drives
  4. Auxiliary Systems in Vehicles
  5. Vehicle Electrical Subsystems Interaction , Vehicle Mechanical Subsystems Interaction
  6. Electrical and Mechanical Subsystems Interaction
  7. Charging technologies and characteristics
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Battery degradation and modelling, Customer behaviour
  10. Electric car charging home equipment, EV charging stations
  11. Concept of a battery swapping station, Grid-to-vehicle concept, Vehicle-to-grid concept, Battery-to-battery concept
  12. Operating a pool of electric cars
  13. Market interaction
  14. Provision of ancillary services
  15. Final exam


(.), Iqbal Husain (2010.), Electric and Hybrid Vehicles: Design Fundamentals, Second Edition, CRC Press,
(.), Nikowitz, Michael (2016.), Advanced Hybrid and Electric Vehicles, Springer,

For students


ID 223075
  Winter semester
L1 English Level
L1 e-Learning
45 Lectures
0 Seminar
15 Exercises
0 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

91 Excellent
81 Very Good
71 Good
61 Sufficient