Instructor: Dr .Mark Quarto

Course Length: 3 modules (each containing approximately 1 hour of instruction)

Course Handbooks Included: 1 digital copy per module

Learning Assessments: Post-lesson scored quizzes (one quiz per lesson) 

Certificates of Completion: One certificate of completion is provided to the participant after completing the training series lessons and learning assessments. Certificates remain available for download in user dashboard while the account is active.

Duration of Access: This course and its lessons, materials, and assessments will be available for 90 days after purchase. Certificates of completion will be available to the participant in their user dashboard while the account is active (even if not currently participating in any courses).

Recommended Prerequisites: 

  • High Voltage Safety and PPE (#AODHVS010)
  • High Voltage Vehicle Safety Systems (#AODHVVSS001)
  • Introduction to Hybrid Electric Vehicle Systems (#AODIHEV011)


Regenerative (Regen) Braking Systems are responsible for capturing vehicle energy normally lost in friction heat and transferring it to the battery pack for storage so it can be used for accelerating the vehicle. It is vital for technicians to understand this system and how it effects hybrid vehicle operation and the driving range of an all-electric vehicle and how the frequency of brake system service is affected. This series will cover how the Friction and Electric Braking systems operating modes and blended to provide a seamless braking experience for the vehicle operator. Special servicing processes for brake bleeding are also used in and need to be understood by the technician.  The Toyota Prius product is featured in this course but, all the concepts and operation will apply to all other products.

At the conclusion of this series, technicians will know brake system hardware operation and controls, and electric braking operation and controls used in Regen braking. Scan Tool usage, PIDs and DTCs are also included in the series for practical application.


This course is recommended for: All Automotive Service Professionals – Automotive technicians, service advisors, service managers, and business owners (this course is beneficial for everyone due to the nature of crossover information related to maintenance and service on both friction braking and electric braking systems)


Related Courses: 3-Phase Power Inverter Systems (#AOD3PPI008)


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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Part 1

    • Braking System Hardware

    • Part 1 Braking System Hardware Quiz

  • 2

    Part 2

    • Electric Braking Operation and Controls

    • Part 2 Electric Braking Operation and Controls Quiz

  • 3

    Part 3

    • Servicing Regen Braking Systems and Scan Tool PIDs and DTCs

    • Part 3 Servicing Regen Braking Systems and Scan Tool PIDs and DTCs Quiz

Pricing options

This course is part of the Unlimited Training Subsrcription, but you can also purchase this course individually. Make one payment at a discounted rate, or make three equal payments over three months.

About the Instructor

Dr. Mark Quarto

Dr. Mark Quarto is a Vehicle Electrification expert with over 30 years in the automotive industry. In addition to being an instructor and special consultant to FutureTech Auto, Dr. Quarto is the founder of Quarto Technical Services (QTS), which provides engineering services, diagnostic equipment, training, technical support, and consulting in Vehicle Electrification to all facets of the automotive industry.

Responsibilities include design and development of: diagnostic test equipment & software, management and technical education, curriculum and training programs, and technology innovations with solutions focused on Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Propulsion and Energy Management Systems. These unique diagnostic techniques and applications are effectively used globally supporting automotive aftermarket businesses.  

Other professional experience includes 28 years at General Motors Company with the last 16 years dedicated to Advanced Vehicle Engineering and as an Engineering Group Manager. Responsibilities included management, development of control and diagnostics systems, and service solutions for the Chevrolet Spark, Chevrolet Volt, Fuel Cell, Two-Mode Hybrid, Parallel Hybrid Truck (PHT), EV1 Electric Vehicle, S10 Electric Truck, and Alternative Fuel Systems Programs.  Prior 12 years included Service Training Development Manager and Resident Instructor in the technical training environment.  

Specialized Education includes a Doctorate in Technical Education from Nova Southeastern University, specialized in design, development, and technical education systems for hybrid and electric vehicles including high voltage energy and propulsion systems. Master’s Degree and two Bachelor Degrees all are in the areas of Electrical Engineering and Automotive Technology.