Course Objectives: This course aims to give the students the understanding of the electric and hybrid vehicle concept and the theoretical background on which this concept is based.

Course Contents: Electric vehicle components; history of electric vehicles; types of electric vehicles; batteries and battery modeling; alternative energy sources and stores (photovoltaics, flywheels, capacitors, fuel cells); DC and AC electric motors, brushed DC motors, and brushless electric motors; power electronics and motor drives; electric vehicle drivetrain.