Build Your Own Electric Vehicle [NOOK Book]

Overview

Save money on gas and turn your car into an electric and efficient machine



What really happened to the electric car? This completely revised and updated edition of the “bible of electric car books” gives you the component-by-component coverage you need to convert your gas-guzzler to a clean-running electric powered vehicle. The book begins with a history of electric vehicles and the latest international ...

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Build Your Own Electric Vehicle

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Overview

Save money on gas and turn your car into an electric and efficient machine



What really happened to the electric car? This completely revised and updated edition of the “bible of electric car books” gives you the component-by-component coverage you need to convert your gas-guzzler to a clean-running electric powered vehicle. The book begins with a history of electric vehicles and the latest international advances in EV technology, and goes on to describe every component—from motor to chassis—showing how to put them all together to create a working vehicle.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071643511
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 7/10/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 380
  • Sales rank: 1,105,073
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Seth Leitman, (Briarcliff Manor, NY) is currently President and Managing Member of the ETS Energy Store, LCC, which provides energy efficiency, electric transportation and organic, natural, and sustainable products for business and home use (from energ-efficient bulbs to electric vehicle conversion referrals). Previously, he worked for the New York State Power Authority and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, where he helped develop, market, and manage electric and hybrid vehicle programs serving New York State and the New York metropolitan area. Seth is the consulting editor for a series of upcoming titles called the “Green Guru Guides,” which focus on implementing environmentally friendly technologies and making them work for you.

Bob Brant was the forward-thinking author of the now

classic first edition of Build Your Own Electric Vehicle.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Electric Vehicles are Right for Today
Chapter 2. EVs Save the Environment
Chapter 3. Electric Vehicle History
Chapter 4. The Best EV for You
Chapter 5. Sources
Chapter 6. Chassis and Design
Chapter 7. Electric Motors
Chapter 8. The Controller
Chapter 9. Batteries
Chapter 10. The Charger & Electrical System
Chapter 11. Electrical Vehicle Conversion
Chapter 12. Maximize Your Electrical Vehicle Enjoyment
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    Wonderfull!

    This was a very interesting book. Great insight to the costs and skills needed. Would recommend to anyone.

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