This course explores current and future technology in the automotive industry in the areas of alternative power sources. Alternative vehicles such as hybrid electric, full electric (EVs), biofuels and fuel cell technology will be studied. Students will learn automotive technology necessary to understand the hurdles required to achieve a fully sustainable vehicle. Prior knowledge of automotive technology and internal combustion theory is helpful but not necessary.
2 credits (1 hour of lecture and 3 hours of laboratory), spring semester