Instructor: Dr .Mark Quarto

Course Length: 4 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: All Available Access OnDemand Training  Courses



Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) models currently populating the vehicle electrification landscape indicate their dominance in the market. Although electric, plug-in, and fuel cell vehicles are making inroads in the market, the HEV stands as the market leader in adoption, and manufacturers have no plans on diminishing HEV production.

HEV powertrain operation is totally different from the traditional vehicle. It is essential to understand the various operating modes and how failure modes in the hybrid system affect its operation. Scan tool data, animations, and detailed graphics are used for teaching how these systems operate and how different diagnostic approaches are required.

Course Objectives

By participating in this On Demand Course, you will be able to:

  • List the advantages and disadvantages of HEV systems
  • List the major systems contained in an HEV system
  • Describe the architectures of the major HEV system designs
  • List the common components found in HEV systems
  • Identify HEV Powertrain component configurations
  • Describe the operation of the HEV system during the four basic operating modes
  • Describe the operation of an HEV Planetary Gear Set during a basic drive cycle

At the conclusion of this course, participants will have a firm knowledge of hybrid system operation based on the different powertrain configurations and how Scan Tool data and diagnostics differ from traditional vehicles.


Is this online training course for you?

This course will provide technicians and other automotive professionals that need a thorough and detailed introduction to HEV technology the opportunity to learn this technology and the focus on how systems are designed, rationale for the design, powerflow, CAN PIDs, and more. Most of the fundamental information can be applied to electric, plug-in, extended range, and fuel cell systems.


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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Part 1

    • Hybrid Electric Vehicle System Components & Locations

    • Part 1 Hybrid Electric Vehicle System Components & Locations Quiz

  • 2

    Part 2

    • High Voltage Powertrain Operation

    • Part 2 High Voltage Powertrain Operation 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.