Build Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Paperback / softback
by Seth Leitman
A Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle from the Ground UpWritten 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.orgBuild 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 benefitsPHEV backgroundDrivetrain components and designChassis selectionDC and AC motor typesBatteries and chargersThe conversion processLicensing and insuranceSafety, maintenance, troubleshooting, and warrantiesClubs and associations Additional resources
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
- Publication Date: 01/07/2009
- Category: Alternative & renewable energy sources & technology
- ISBN: 9780071614733
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