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Build Your Own Electric Vehicle

Author: Seth Leitman and Bob Brant   Series: Build Your Own

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PUBLISHED: 16th March 2013
ISBN: 9780071770569
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The definitive handbook on DIY electric vehicle design and construction -- now completely revised and expanded to cover the latest technologies and enhanced with exclusive online content
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  • Paperback
    $55.01
PUBLISHED: 16th March 2013
ISBN: 9780071770569
ANNOTATION:
The definitive handbook on DIY electric vehicle design and construction -- now completely revised and expanded to cover the latest technologies and enhanced with exclusive online content

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The definitive handbook on DIY electric vehicle design and construction -- now completely revised and expanded to cover the latest technologies and enhanced with exclusive online content

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BUILD, CONVERT, OR BUY A STATE-OF-THE-ART ELECTRIC VEHICLEThoroughly revised and expanded, Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Third Edition, is your go-to guide for converting an internal combustion engine vehicle to electric or building an EV from the ground up. You'll also find out about the wide variety of EVs available for purchase and how they're being built. This new editiondetails all the latest breakthroughs, including AC propulsion and regenerative braking systems, intelligent controllers, batteries, and charging technologies.

Filled with updated photos, this cutting-edge resource fully describes each component--motor, battery, controller, charger, and chassis--and provides illustrated, step-by-step instructions on how to assemble all the parts. Exclusive web content features currentsupplier and dealer lists. Custom-built for environmentalists, engineers, students, hobbyists, and mechanics, this hands-on guide puts you in the fast lane toward a cost-effective, reliable green machine.

Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Third Edition, covers:

Environmental impact and energy savings The best EV for you--purchase trade-offs, conversion trade-offs, and conversion costs Chassis and design Different types of electric motors and controllers Lithium EV batteries Chargers and electrical systems EV builds and conversions Licensing and insuring your EV Driving and maintenance List of manufacturers and dealers regularly updated on website

Author Biography

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Why Electric Vehicles

What are Electric Vehicles

New Electricity Rates/Oil costs

Conversion costs

Chapter 2. Electric Vehicle Benefits

Reports from the US Dept. of Energy

Chapter 3. Electric Vehicle (recent) History

Toyota's hybrid drive technology

GM and CARB

Ford and TH!NK City

Tesla Roadster

Chapter 4. Drive Systems, Chassis, and Designs

Lithium Nono-phosphates

Intelligent Drive Systems

Chapter 5. Sources, Parts, Conversion Companies and Experts

Updates on everything from previous edition, plus links to an online companion site that will be updated every 3 months or so for new information

Chapter 6. Calculating Torque Curves

Software from Grassroots electric vehicles, Electric Vehicles of America, and NetGain technologies

Chapter 7. Electric Motors

AC and DC

Metric Mind Corporation

Anaheim Automation

Hi Performance Electric Vehicle Systems

AC Propulsion

Tesla Mototrs

WARP Motors

Chapter 8. Controllers

Chapter 9. Batteries

Lithium

Lithium-polyphosphate

Nickel

Chapter 10. Chargers

Newer, standardized SAE systems

Chapter 11. AC/DC Drive and Controller Packages

Lead Acid conversions

Lithium Polymer conversions

Chapter 12. Visions for Future Electric Cars and Electric Car Conversions

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