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Test your Hybrid & EV knowledge

With the magazine focussing on specialising this month, we thought we’d ask our friends at Delphi Technologies to create an online Autotech test to probe your knowledge on Hybrid and Electric Vehicle systems. You can access the online assessment ‘Autotech 2021 Test 12: Hybrid & EV’ by logging on, or registering, at Once you complete a multiple- choice test, you will receive instant scores, answers, and explanations of the topics covered.

As the sales of Hybrid, Plug in Hybrid and EV vehicles continue to grow with a rapid increase of new models available in the market, Delphi Technologies asks: Are you ready for the future?

Here’s a taster question from the new quiz:

Q. This is the engine bay from a Golf GTE plug-in Hybrid. What is the plug shown used for?

A. Diagnostic interface connector for the Hybrid/EV system

B. Disables the high voltage system

C. Allows the user to check the voltage within the high voltage circuit

D. Diagnostic interface connector for the high voltage battery.


Autotechnician is chomping at the bit to host a live event so we’ve set a date and venue for 2021. All things being well, we will bring together a group of fantastic trainers, workshop owners and technicians to Delphi Technologies’ training workshop in Warwick on Friday 26th & Saturday 27th November.

Tickets numbers will be limited and heavily subsidised by our sponsors. Register your interest by emailing and you will be offered first dibs on tickets when they are released. Social distancing measures will be in place and tickets will be fully refunded if the event is unable to run due to COVID-19 restrictions.


Autotechnician is currently planning a live training event for November but in the meantime, we will produce another Autotech Online training video for technicians to enjoy at home. We will be heading to Cleevely Motors in June to film technical presentations and workshop case studies to provide practical guidance on a range of topics. These will be published as a series of online videos. The content will also feature within a special supplement in the printed July/August issue.

Our first technical video compilation can be found at https:// Autotech Online features a 30-minute workshop case study from Andy Crook who runs diagnostics on an Audi S3 to get to the route of a running fault.

The video includes a presentation from Philip Mitchell of Delphi Technologies, who focuses on drive modules and details some of the existing mild hybrid setups – six options Borg Warner have in its ‘P’ family of Hybrid powertrains. The video also runs through the remanufacturing process conducted by ACtronics, ZF overviews its latest braking technology and DPF Doctor Darren Darling provides some insights into using additives correctly and gives viewers tips on how to stay out of trouble when working on DPF repairs.

Here’s the full run list so you can dip in and out of the content at your leisure:

0:00 Intro & Autotechnician announcements
02:17 Case Study Part 1 with Andy Crook
14:40 ACtronics – Best practice with remanufactured electronics
16:51 Case Study Part 2 with Andy Crook
27:14 ZF [pro] Tech – Electric vehicle braking
29:12 Case Study Part 3 with Andy Crook
34:00 Delphi Technologies – Overview of hybrid and EV drive modules

01:00:38 Darren Darling – Diesel fuel additives
01:14:38 Autotechnician online assessment information

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