Hybrid, Electric, and Fuel-Cell Vehicles / Edition 2

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Overview

HYBRID, ELECTRIC AND FUEL-CELL VEHICLES, Second Edition, covers the cutting-edge technology and technology that are revolutionizing today's automotive industry. Author Jack Erjavec combines in-depth industry expertise with an engaging, reader-friendly style, providing extensive detail on new and upcoming electric vehicles, including hybrids in production today and the fuel cell vehicles of tomorrow. Expansive coverage ranges from basic theory related to vehicle construction, electricity, batteries, and motors, to the political and social impact of these high-profile vehicles. In addition to up-to-date, highly accurate technical information on vehicles available today—including service procedures and safe shop practices—the text provides an informed look into the future with material on vehicles currently under development.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780840023957
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/8/2012
  • Series: Go Green with Renewable Energy Resources
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack Erjavec has become a fixture in the automotive textbook publishing world. He has decades of experience as a technician, educator, author, and editor, and has authored or co-authored more than 30 automotive textbooks and training manuals. Erjavec holds a master's degree in vocational and technical education from Ohio State University, and he spent twenty years at Columbus State Community College as an instructor and administrator. A long-time affiliate of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers, he also served as executive vice-president for the organization and spent several years on its board of directors. Erjavec is also associated with ATMC, SAE, ASA, ATRA, AERA, and other automotive professional associations.

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Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Electric Vehicles. 2. Electrical Basics. 3. Motor and Generator Basics. 4. Battery Basics. 5. The Basics of a Battery Operated Electric Vehicle. 6. HEV Basics. 7. Mild and Assist Hybrids. 8. Full Hybrids. 9. Hybrid Maintenance and Service. 10. Fuel Cell and Other Possible Vehicles.

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