Build Your Own Electric Vehicle [NOOK Book]

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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 the ...

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Build Your Own Electric Vehicle

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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


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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
  • 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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