Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Third Edition

By: Bob Brant, Seth Leitman

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BUILD, CONVERT, OR BUY A STATE-OF-THE-ART ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Thoroughly 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 edition details 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 current supplier 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
ISBN:
9780071770576
Publication Date:
19 / 02 / 2013

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