Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles, 1st edition

Published by Pearson (February 3, 2022) © 2023

  • James Halderman
  • Curt Ward


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For courses in electrical systems and hybrid and electric vehicles.

A one-of-a-kind offering in electrical systems

Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles meets the needs of a 3rd- or 4th-semester course in electrical systems. It's also designed as a standalone text for a special topic or certificate course in electric and hybrid electric vehicles or for an intro course in connected and autonomous vehicles. This text is part of the Pearson Automotive Professional Technician Series.

The text covers the advanced technology of onboard diagnosis as well as up-to-date electrified vehicles technology. Students gain the skills and knowledge needed to understand and service electric and hybrid electric vehicles. Contact your Pearson rep for information on the ASE Test Prep and Study Guide and ASE Correlated Task Sheets workbook.

Hallmark features of this title

A format geared toward student success

  • Learning outcomes and objectives are aligned with ASE standards and chapter content.
  • Concise, easy-to-read chapters present content in manageable sections, making it more digestible and easily understood by students.

Practical applications

  • Case studies in technical chapters cover the three C's (complaint, cause and correction) of handling real-world customer issues.
  • Students learn each system: its purpose and function, parts and operations, and diagnosis and service criteria.

Learning aids and resources

  • Step-by-step photo sequences detail best-practice approaches for procedures such as diagnosing and troubleshooting faults.
  • A chapter-ending summary, review questions, key term flashcards and chapter quiz provide ample practice.
  1. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Safety
  2. Introduction to Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles
  3. Health and Environmental Concerns
  4. Hybrid Engine Systems
  5. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Preventative Maintenance
  6. Digital Storage Oscilloscope Testing
  7. Energy and Power
  8. Advanced Electricity and Electronics
  9. Low Voltage Batteries and Stop-Start Systems
  10. High Voltage Batteries
  11. EV and HEV Motors, Converters, and Inverters
  12. EV and PHEV Charging
  13. Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment
  14. Regenerative Brakes
  15. Electric Power Steering
  16. EV and HEV HVAC
  17. EV and HEV Transmissions
  18. EV and HEV ADAS
  19. Fuel Cells and Advanced Technologies
  20. First Responder and Vehicle Dismantle Procedures
Appendix: Sample ASE L3 Certification Test

About our authors

Jim Halderman brings a world of experience, knowledge and talent to his work. His automotive service experience includes working as a flat-rate technician, a business owner and a professor of automotive technology at a leading US community college for over 20 years.

He has a Bachelor of Science from Ohio Northern University and a master's degree in education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Jim also holds a US patent for an electronic transmission control device. He is an ASE-certified Master Automotive Technician (A1–A8), plus A9, F1, G1, L1 and L3.

Jim is the author of many automotive textbooks, all published by Pearson Education. He has presented numerous technical seminars to national audiences, including the California Automotive Teachers (CAT) and the Illinois College Automotive Instructor Association (ICAIA). He is also a member and presenter at the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT). Jim was also named Regional Teacher of the Year by General Motors Corporation and a member of the advisory committee for the department of technology at Ohio Northern University. He was also named MVP at the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) conference in 2013.

Jim and his wife, Michelle, live in Dayton, Ohio. They have two children.

Curt Ward is an automotive professor at Joliet Junior College. Before his work at the college, Curt worked as a technical training instructor for the Chrysler Corporation for 15 years. Prior to his years at Chrysler, he worked as a technician, shop foreman and service manager in the retail sector of the automotive industry for 13 years.

Curt has an Associate of Applied Science in automotive service technology from Southern Illinois University. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in organizational communications from North Central College. He earned his master's degree in adult education at the University of Phoenix.

Curt is an ASE Master Automotive Technician and is "L1" Advanced Engine Performance certified. He is also certified in "F1" Alternate Fuels, "A9" Light Vehicle Diesel Engines and "G1" Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair.

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