AUTO 129- Introduction To Alternative Fuels

Introductory course in the study of alternative fuels and their delivery systems for automotive and light truck application. The main focus will be centered around Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) systems. Additionally, electric, hybrid and fuel cell technologies will be discussed. Topics include: environmental concerns, pros and cons of various alternative fuel options, properties and chemical structure of various alternative fuels, safety aspects of each fuel, fuel storage, fuel metering control, retrofitting, installation, and diagnosis and troubleshooting. Recommended that students have a working knowledge of automotive electricity, automotive tune-up and diagnosis, and automotive computer systems.
CSU- Transfers to the California State University system for at least elective credit.

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
Recommended Preparation: None
3.5 UNITS : 3hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory