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

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071614733
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/17/2009
  • Edition description: Original
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 700,107
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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 the “Green Guru Guides” series of books, which focus on implementing environmentally friendly technologies and making them work for you. Seth created and maintains a green living blog (www.greenlivingguy.com), and is the author of Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Second Edition (McGraw-Hill, 9/08).

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Table of Contents

1. What is a PHEV and Why Is It Good?
Have you driven a hybrid lately? New electricity ratesConversion costsBig players in the hybrid movementPimp my ride to e my ride!Best conversion companiesGlobal impact
2. Environmental Benefits of PHEV
Issues that surround plug-in hybrid electric cars
3. Electric Cars, Hybrids, and PHEV
Transportation solutionsCARB (California Air Resources Board) Expanding the PHEV marketConverting today
4. Conversion Basics
Different conversion kitsComparison to pure electric vehicles
5. Motors
What and how to choose
6. Controllers
Hybrid drive controllers
7. Batteries
Nickel LeadLithium
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?
SourcesPartsConversion companiesExperts

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2012

    Tin

    "All books for hogwarts first years pls." *galleons clink on counter* "oh and beetle and bard too thx."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2012

    Ember

    "Hogwarts:a history,1 year spellbooks,history of Quidditch,ancient egyptian dictionary 4 spare reading." Drops a few galleons and sickles. "Keep the change."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2012

    STEVE

    TWO OF EVERYTHING FOR SCHOOL FOR ME AND IM BUYING FOR CRISSIE

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2012

    Celia

    13 of course! Why else would i be in my third year. Umm.... i need the monster book of monsters, standard book of spells grade three, and ancient runes: the begginers guide. Everything else i already have. Oh wait! I also need jinxes for the jinxed. Maybe hogwarts a history for a little extra reading. When u get your books lets go back to the common room.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2012

    For "Background Reading"

    Hogwarts a History
    Ivory

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2012

    Kc

    I need 60 monster books( each i different kind ) 30 kind creatures ( different kind) 70 spell books, 60 herbology books, i need 60 hogwarts books, 40 potoins books and 80 magical food books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2012

    Flourish and bloots

    Welcome we have books for school and just some to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2009

    Build expectations, rather than PHEVs

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    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.

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    Posted March 8, 2010

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