Build Your Own Electric Vehicle

Build Your Own Electric Vehicle

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by Seth Leitman, Bob Brant, Leitman Seth
     
 

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Go Green-Go Electric!

Faster, Cheaper, More Reliable

While Saving Energy and the Environment

“Empowering people with the tools to convert their own vehicles provides an immediate path away from petroleum dependence and should be part of the solutions portfolio.” – Chelsea Sexton, Co-founder, Plug In America and featured in Who Killed

Overview

Go Green-Go Electric!

Faster, Cheaper, More Reliable

While Saving Energy and the Environment

“Empowering people with the tools to convert their own vehicles provides an immediate path away from petroleum dependence and should be part of the solutions portfolio.” – Chelsea Sexton, Co-founder, Plug In America and featured in Who Killed the Electric Car?

“Create a superior driving experience, strengthen America, and restore the planet’s ecosystems…that’s the promise of this book and it’s well worth a read!” – Josh Dorfman, Founder & CEO – Vivavi, Modern Green Furniture Store; Author, The Lazy Environmentalist: Your Guide to Easy, Stylish, Green Living.

This new, updated edition of Build Your Own Electric Vehicle contains everything that made the first edition so popular while adding all the technological advances and new parts that are readily available on the market today.

Build Your Own Electric Vehicle gets on the expressway to a green, ecologically sound, cost-effective way that even can look cool, too!

This comprehensive how-to goes through the process of transforming an internal combustion engine vehicle to electric or even building an EV from scratch for as much or even cheaper than purchasing a traditional car. The book describes each component in detail—-motor, battery, controller, charger, and chassis—-and provides step-by-step instructions on how to put them all together.

Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Second Edition, covers:

  • EV vs. Combustible Engine Overview
  • Environmental and Energy Savings
  • EV Evolution since the First Electric Car
  • Current Purchase and Conversion Costs
  • Chassis and Design
  • Today's Best Motors
  • Battery Discharging/Charging Styles
  • Electrical Systems
  • Licensing and Insurance Issues
  • Driving
  • Maintenance
  • Related Clubs and Associations
  • Additional Resources

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071543736
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
10/17/2008
Pages:
327
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Seth Leitman is the Managing Member for ETS Energy Store, LLC, a green living and renewable energy consulting company. Prior to this, he worked for the State of New York where he was instrumental in adding more than 3,500 alternative-fueled vehicles and buses to fleets statewide. Leitman also served as the Market Development and Policy Specialist for the New York Power Authority, where he helped create, roll out, and run electric and hybrid vehicle programs serving the New York City metropolitan area. He has a large following on his blog, greenguruguy.com, Discovery's PlanetGreen.com, Mother Earth News, and other media

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Mikol Hutnik More than 1 year ago
This was a very interesting book. Great insight to the costs and skills needed. Would recommend to anyone.
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