Build Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle / Edition 1

Build Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle / Edition 1

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by Seth Leitman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0071614737

ISBN-13: 9780071614733

Pub. Date: 07/17/2009

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

A Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle from the Ground Up

Written by clean energy guru and electric vehicle expert Seth Leitman, this hands-on guide gives you the latest technical information and easy-to-follow instructions for building a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).

"Written by Seth Leitman, longtime

Overview

A Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle from the Ground Up

Written by clean energy guru and electric vehicle expert Seth Leitman, this hands-on guide gives you the latest technical information and easy-to-follow instructions for building a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).

"Written by Seth Leitman, longtime green vehicle/sustainability expert and author of "Build Your Own Electric Vehicle," this 275-page book provides an overview of the technology and the issues in doing a conversion, and it works well as a different way in to the open source material that can be found at http://www.eaa-phev.org or the easier-to-remember http://www.priusplus.org." -- CalCars.org

Build Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle puts you in the driver's seat when it comes to hitting the road in a reliable, economical, and environmentally friendly ride. Inside, you'll find complete details on the hybrid powertrain and all the required components, including the motor, battery, and chassis. The book covers the plug-in hybrids currently on the market as well as hybrid conversion companies, conversion kits, and related resources. Pictures, diagrams, charts, and graphs illustrate each step along the way. With this how-to guide on hand, you'll be behind the wheel of your own plug-in hybrid electric automobile in no time!

Build Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle covers:

  • Energy savings and environmental benefits
  • PHEV background
  • Drivetrain components and design
  • Chassis selection
  • DC and AC motor types
  • Batteries and chargers
  • The conversion process
  • Licensing and insurance
  • Safety, maintenance, troubleshooting, and warranties
  • Clubs and associations
  • Additional resources

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071614733
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
07/17/2009
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. What is a PHEV and Why Is It Good?

Have you driven a hybrid lately?
New electricity rates
Conversion costs
Big players in the hybrid movement
Pimp my ride to e my ride!
Best conversion companies
Global impact

2. Environmental Benefits of PHEV

Issues that surround plug-in hybrid electric cars

3. Electric Cars, Hybrids, and PHEV

Transportation solutions
CARB (California Air Resources Board)
Expanding the PHEV market
Converting today

4. Conversion Basics

Different conversion kits
Comparison to pure electric vehicles

5. Motors

What and how to choose

6. Controllers

Hybrid drive controllers

7. Batteries

Nickel
Lead
Lithium

8. Chargers

Modern chargers
Electrical system information

9. Sample Conversion to PHEV

Information from conversion specialists
The best PHEV systems available

10. How Can I Get One?

Sources
Parts
Conversion companies
Experts

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
- Here is a list of everything good about this book: The pages are numbered correctly. The font is easy on the eyes. The pictures' gray scale is well balanced. Each page has some writing on it. And, best of all, the book does an absolutely great job at promising to tell you how to build your own PHEV and at building up your expectation that an answer might be given.