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Build Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle: Book by Seth Leitman

Build Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle

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ISBN: 9780071614733    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe Year of publishing: 2009     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 320        Language: English
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.
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About the author: Seth Leitman
Seth Leitman, (Briarcliff Manor, NY) is currently President and Managing Member of the ETS Energy Store, LCC, which provides energy efficiency, electric... Read more
Seth Leitman, (Briarcliff Manor, NY) is currently President and Managing Member of the ETS Energy Store, LCC, which provides energy efficiency, electric transportation and organic, natural, and sustainable products for business and home use (from energ-efficient bulbs to electric vehicle conversion referrals). Previously, he worked for the New York State Power Authority and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, where he helped develop, market, and manage electric and hybrid vehicle programs serving New York State and the New York metropolitan area. Seth is the consulting editor for the "Green Guru Guides" series of books, which focus on implementing environmentally friendly technologies and making them work for you. Seth created and maintains a green living blog (www.greenlivingguy.com), and is the author of Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Second Edition (McGraw-Hill, 9/08).
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