Build Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
By: Seth Leitman
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This is a step-by-step guide to building a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle from the ground up. Written by clean energy guru and electric vehicle expert Seth Leitman, this hands-on guide gives you the latest...Read more
This is a step-by-step guide to building a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle from the ground up. Written 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 online or the easier-to-remember." (CalCars.org). "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 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 benefits; PHEV background Drivetrain components and design; Chassis selection; DC and AC motor types; Batteries and chargers; The conversion process; Licensing and insurance; Safety, maintenance, troubleshooting, and warranties; Clubs and associations; and, Additional resources.
About the author: Seth Leitman
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