Hybrid Vehicle Identification and Damage Analysis

Course format: Online training with posttest
I-CAR Credit Hours: 1 hour
Estimated Duration: 1 hour
Gold Class: $60.00
Platinum: $60.00
Standard: $72.00

This course is an Annual Training option for the following roles:
Production Management
Steel Structural Technician
Aluminum Structural Technician
Non-Structural Technician
Electrical/Mechanical Technicians
Refinish Technician
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

Course Content
Module 1 – Types of Hybrid Vehicles
At the end of this module, the learner will be able to describe the different types of hybrid vehicles. Additionally, this module identifies the parts of a hybrid vehicle in the vehicle's high voltage system.

Module 2 – Hybrid Vehicle Identification and Handling
Hybrid vehicles are equipped with a high-voltage electric propulsion system. It is critically important to be safe when working on or around these vehicles. This module provides information on how to identify hybrid electric vehicles using badging and VINs. The module concludes with an explanation on how to approach and safely move a damaged hybrid vehicle.

Module 3 – Hybrid System Features and Disabling
This module provides common procedures for safely disabling a hybrid system so technicians can work on the vehicle structure. An overview of features specific to hybrid vehicles, such as regenerative braking and added sound to alert pedestrians, is given. Finally, this module explains the different types of cooling systems used on the high voltage battery and the inverter/converter.


After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the different types of hybrid electric vehicles and how they work
  • Identify parts of a hybrid vehicle that are high voltage
  • How to determine if a vehicle is a hybrid vehicle
  • How to work safely around a damaged hybrid vehicle
  • Explain common steps used to disable a hybrid system