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Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles / Edition 1

Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles / Edition 1


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780131747609
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 07/15/2006
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 10.87(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jim Halderman brings a world of experience, knowledge, and talent to his work. His automotive service experience includes working as a flat-rate technician, a business owner, and a professor of automotive technology at a leading U.S. community college for more than 20 years. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio Northern University and a Master’s degree in Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Jim also holds a U.S. Patent for an electronic transmission control device. He is an ASE certified Master Automotive Technician and is also Advanced Engine Performance (L1) ASE certified. Jim is the author of many automotive textbooks, all published by Pearson Education. Jim has presented numerous technical seminars to national audiences, including the California Automotive Teachers (CAT) and the Illinois College Automotive Instructor Association (ICAIA). He is also a member and presenter at the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT). Jim was also named Regional Teacher of the Year by General Motors Corporation and outstanding alumni of Ohio Northern University.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Carbon-Based Fuels and the Environment 1

Chapter 2 Introduction to Hybrid Vehicles 15

Chapter 3 Hybrid Engine Systems 26

Chapter 4 Gasoline 50

Chapter 5 Oxygenated Fuels 62

Chapter 6 Propane, CNG, LNG, and Synthetic Fuels 72

Chapter 7 Diesel and Biodiesel Fuels 82

Chapter 8 Hybrid Auxiliary and High-Voltage Batteries 88

Chapter 9 Electric Motors, Generators, and Controls 116

Chapter 10 Regenerative Braking Systems 140

Chapter 11 Hybrid Vehicle Transmissions and Transaxles 151

Chapter 12 Hybrid Vehicle Heating and Air Conditioning 182

Chapter 13 Honda Hybrid Vehicles 209

Chapter 14 Toyota/Lexus Hybrid Vehicles 228

Chapter 15 Ford/Mercury Hybrid Vehicles 250

Chapter 16 General Motors Hybrid Vehicles 265

Chapter 17 Electric and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles 280

Chapter 18 Fuel Cells and Advanced Technologies 288

Chapter 19 Hybrid Safety and Service Procedures 303

Chapter 20 First Responder Procedures 320

Appendix 1 Sample Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Specialist (L3) Ase-Type Certification Test 330

Appendix 2 NATEF Correlation Chart 334

Glossary 336

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