Hybrid & Electric Vehicles: Air Conditioning Systems
Even to seasoned technicians, Air Conditioning Systems on Hybrid and Electric Vehicles can present a challenge.
Unlike traditional automotive A/C systems which are powered by an internal combustion engine, air conditioning systems in electric and hybrid vehicles use high voltage electricity to power the compressor.
To further complicate matters, HV compressor systems often use the same size service ports as conventional systems, making mistakes easy to make.
This lesson will focus on H&EV Air Conditioning (A/C) system differences; specifically:
WHMIS Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
The Workplace Hazardous Information System (WHMIS) is a Canada-wide system which was created jointly by the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Governments. WHMIS is designed to educate employers and employees on the hazardous materials found in the workplace and is a requirement under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
WHMIS 2015 introduced program updates over the original 1988 program through the adoption of GHS into the program.
In 2023, new WHMIS regulations were passed. Health Canada published amendments to the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR) in the Canada Gazette, Part II to align with the Seventh Revised Edition and certain provisions of the Eighth Revised Edition of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The changes are being implemented to enhance the protection of workers by requiring more comprehensive and detailed health and safety information on product labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
Tesla Service Essentials
This course has been developed to help familiarize Technicians with regular service opportunities on Tesla Model 3, S, X and Y. Founded in 2003 and having launched its first vehicle to market in 2008, Tesla is seen by many as "the new kid on the block."
Many shops have eyed Tesla vehicles warily; with proprietary tools and technology, mobile service fleets, and a reduced number of moving parts in general, some shop owners have not been happy with Tesla's entry into the marketplace. It's hard to charge for an oil change when there's no oil to be changed.
While some shops see these vehicles as a problem, others consider them a new opportunity. Recently, Tesla has opened its gates to independent service shops - offering access to diagnostic software and information that was previously kept private.
Join industry veteran Jeff Taylor for this look at "Tesla Vehicle Service and Maintenance."
This special presentation will look at the different Voltage Systems, Tesla's unique "Service Mode" features, unique lifting requirements, regenerative brake systems, Tesla's diagnostic software, and low-friction tires.