Hybrid electric vehicles : modelling and energy management

Lecturer(s): Arnaud BREARD
Course ⋅ 16 hStudy ⋅ 12 h


The aim of this course is to present electric and hybrid vehicles. Modeling, sizing and energy management of hybrid vehicles and their components are studied. Twelve hours will be spent for practical works to develop and simulate vehicle models. These sessions mainly deal with the developement of a model of electric vehicle, the modelling and the energy management of Toyota Prius, and the energy management of serial hybrid vehicles.


Hybrid vehicle, electric vehicle, cybernetic model, battery, engine, electrical machine, pollutant, energy management, emission standards, environnemental impact


The teachers in charge of this session are researchers of IFSTTAR working on Electric and Hybrid Vehicles.

  1. Hybrid electric vehicle : generalities, definitions, classification and cybernetic modelling.
  2. The batteries for electric and hybrid vehicles : introduction, modelling, uses, sizing, security and ageing.
  3. Engines and electrical machines : presentation, different types of electrical machines and their controls, different types of engines, anti-pollution norms, application for electric and conventional vehicles.
  4. The energy management for hybrid vehicles : definition, optimization, application in the case of Toyota Prius, sizing of the systems, notion of environmental impact.
  5. Application : 12h of practical works

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the operation principles of the main components of hybrid vehicles (engine, battery, electronic converter,...)
  • Modelling of a hybrid vehicle
  • Sizing the components of a hybrid vehicle
  • Simulate the energy management in a hybrid vehicle


Final mark = 60% Knowledge + 40% Know-how Knowledge N1 = 100% final exam Know-how N2 = 100% continuous assessment