Written by clean energy guru and electric hybrid vehicle expert Seth Leitman, this hands-on guide gives you the latest technical information and easy-to-follow instructions to build a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, or PHEV.
Build 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 car. Inside, you'll find complete details on the electric powertrain and all the required components, including the hybrid motor, battery and chassis. The book covers the plug-in hybrids currently on the market as well as hybrid conversion companies, electric 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 benefits
- PHEV background
- Drivetrain parts and design
- Chassis frame selection
- DC and AC motor types
- Hybrid batteries and chargers
- The electric conversion process
- Licensing and insurance
- Safety, maintenance, troubleshooting and warranties
- Clubs and associations
- Additional resources
About the Author:
Seth Leitman is the president and managing member of the ETS Energy Store, LLC (www.etsenergy.com), which offers consulting services to companies and individual families on organic, natural and sustainable products. He is also a writer for the Planet Green Web site, and the Consulting Editor for the McGraw-Hill Green Guru Guides. Leitman runs the blog www.greenlivingguy.com and is the co-author of the best-selling Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Second Edition, published by McGraw-Hill.
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