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Course Overview: 

This Electric Motor Manufacturing Fundamentals course is a one-day course designed to teach you how to design for, manufacture, build, and run production of electric vehicles and motors (particularly for the automotive industry). This course will also cover some of the basic safety considerations of interacting with electric vehicles and powertrain components. 

This course is delivered in partnership with HSSMI.

Topics Covered: 

This Electric Motor & Vehicle Manufacturing Essentials course will cover the following topics:

  • Electric motor fundamentals
  • Electric motor types
  • Electric motor manufacturing and remanufacturing
  • Electric motors in electric vehicles
  • Electric Vehicle Manufacturing and EV Safety
  • Electric vehicle fundamentals
  • Electric vehicle types
  • Designing electric vehicles for high volume manufacturing
  • Basic safety considerations in manufacturing, operating and servicing electric vehicles

Who should attend: 

This course is intended for:

  • Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Commercial staff looking to build on their technical understanding

Benefits and Learning Objectives: 

This course teaches you to:

  • Understand the inner workings of an electric vehicles and motors, and how the choice of different materials and components affects their operation.     
  • Successfully learn design for manufacture, optimising processes, labour and machine choices to operate efficient, sustainable and high-speed manufacturing.
  • Apply the knowledge to hands-on labs that provide practical experience with building an EV demonstrator.
  • Appreciate the causes of, and possible results of lithium-ion cell/battery failure modes.
  • Appreciate the causes of, and possible results of electric motor failure modes.Consider all the necessary safety considerations specific to electric vehicles when transporting them, operating them and using them in a lab or classroom environment.
    Consider all the necessary safety considerations specific to electric vehicles when transporting them, operating them and using them in a lab or classroom environment. 


No existing knowledge is required to undertake this course; HSSMI will, however, recommend background reading for those who want to get a head start.

Why choose SMMT QMD: 

In order to strengthen the services we provide to the UK’s automotive quality management specialists and further underpin the competitiveness of UK manufacturers, SMMT Industry Forum has created SMMT QMD, its new Quality Management Division.

SMMT QMD was launched at the inaugural Automotive Quality Management Systems Conference in Birmingham in November 2018 and aims to ensure that the UK automotive industry plays an active role in the development and governance of national and international automotive standards. 

SMMT QMD will provide a community of practice to directly support UK quality professionals, ensuring standards are effectively implemented and improving competitive performance. As such, SMMT QMD will now provide the following services:

  • An industry association for quality managers
  • Training, professional development and resources
  • Publications
  • Practical help and support
  • Course booking details:

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