Gives technical information and easy-to-follow instructions for building a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). This title provides details on both electric and hybrid electric cars. It includes information on the hybrid drive train and the necessary components for a PHEV, such as batteries, controllers and motors.
This is a new step-by-step guide from the bestselling author who revised the classic, "Build Your Own Electric Vehicle". Filled with detailed diagrams, this book provides reliable, cutting-edge technical information and easy-to-follow instructions for building a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). You will find details on both electric and hybrid electric cars. "Building Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle" includes information on the hybrid drive train and the necessary components for a PHEV, such as batteries, controllers and motors. The book covers plug-in hybrids currently on the market as well as hybrid conversion companies, conversion kits, and related resources. Pictures, diagrams, charts and graphs provide details on energy consumption, environmental effects, costs and solutions. This is a start-to-finish guide for building a plug-in hybrid.
1. What is a PHEV and Why Is It Good? Have you driven a hybrid lately? New electricity rates Conversion costs Big players in the hybrid movement Pimp my ride to e my ride! Best conversion companies Global impact 2. Environmental Benefits of PHEV Issues that surround plug-in hybrid electric cars 3. Electric Cars, Hybrids, and PHEV Transportation solutions CARB (California Air Resources Board) Expanding the PHEV market Converting today 4. Conversion Basics Different conversion kits Comparison to pure electric vehicles 5. Motors What and how to choose 6. Controllers Hybrid drive controllers 7. Batteries Nickel Lead Lithium 8. Chargers Modern chargers Electrical system information 9. Sample Conversion to PHEV Information from conversion specialists The best PHEV systems available 10. How Can I Get One? Sources Parts Conversion companies Experts