|Seth Leitman, Bob Brant
|2009 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Go Green-Go Electric! Faster, Cheaper, and More Reliable While Saving Energy and the Environment
“Empowering people with the tools to convert their own vehicles provides an immediate path away from petroleum dependence and should be part of the solutions portfolio.” – Chelsea Sexton, Co-founder, of Plug In America and featured in Who Killed the Electric Car?
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“Create a superior driving experience, strengthen America, and restore the planet’s ecosystems…that’s the promise of this book and it’s well worth a read!” – Josh Dorfman, Founder & CEO – Vivavi, Modern Green Furniture Store; Author, The Lazy Environmentalist: Your Guide to Easy, Stylish, Green Living.
This new, updated edition of Build Your Own Electric Vehicle contains everything that made the first edition so popular while adding all the technological advances and new parts that are readily available on the market today.
Build Your Own Electric Vehicle gets on the expressway to a green, ecologically sound, cost-effective way that even can look cool, too!
This comprehensive how-to goes through the process of transforming an internal combustion engine vehicle to an electric one or even building an EV from scratch for as much or even cheaper than purchasing a traditional car. The book describes each component in detail—motor, battery, controller, charger, and chassis—and provides step-by-step instructions on how to put them all together.
Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Second Edition, covers:
- EV vs. Combustible Engine Overview
- Environmental and Energy Savings
- EV Evolution since the First Electric Car
- Current Purchase and Conversion Costs
- Chassis and Design
- Today’s Best Motors
- Battery Discharging/Charging Styles
- Electrical Systems
- Licensing and Insurance Issues
- Related Clubs and Associations
- Additional Resources