Build Your Own Electric Vehicle (2nd Edition) by Seth Leitman, Bob Brant

By Seth Leitman, Bob Brant

Go Green-Go electrical! speedier, more cost-effective, extra trustworthy whereas Saving strength and the Environment

This new, up-to-date version of Build your personal electrical Vehicle comprises every thing that made the 1st variation so renowned whereas including all of the technological advances and new components which are available out there this present day.
Build your individual electrical Vehicle will get at the throughway to a eco-friendly, ecologically sound, budget friendly approach that even can glance cool, too!
This entire how-to is going in the course of the strategy of remodeling an inner combustion engine motor vehicle to electrical or maybe development an EV from scratch for as a lot or perhaps more affordable than procuring a standard automobile. The publication describes each one part in detail---motor, battery, controller, charger, and chassis---and offers step by step directions on the way to placed all of them together.

Build your individual electrical motor vehicle, moment Edition, covers:
* EV vs. flamable Engine assessment
* Environmental and effort Savings
* EV Evolution because the First electrical Car
* present buy and Conversion Costs
* Chassis and Design
* Today's top Motors
* Battery Discharging/Charging Styles
* electric Systems
* Licensing and assurance Issues
* Driving
* Maintenance
* comparable golf equipment and Associations
* extra assets

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50 a gallon in the United States or a price for a barrel of oil costs more than $150—for example, electric vehicles. How Electric Vehicles Can Help Maintaining stringent toxic air pollution emission levels along with conforming to increasingly higher mandated corporate average fuel economy levels puts an enormous burden on internal combustion engine vehicle technology and on your pocketbook. Automotive manufacturers have to work their technical staffs overtime to accomplish these feats, and the costs will be passed on to the new buyer.

S. Energ y Use: Quad BTU (1 Quad/s = 1 trillion MW) 1975 2000 7 3/8 x 9 1/4 T echnical / Build Your Own Electric Vehicle / Leitman / 373-2 / Chapter 2 C h a p t e r 2 : E l e c t r i c Ve h i c l e s S ave t h e E nv i r o n m e n t a n d E n e r g y How did we get into this situation? Today we are already past that amount. No one can accurately predict what fuel prices will be this summer or next year, and whether there will be a shortage or abundance of supplies. Everyone agrees that this is a bad situation.

Waste Heat Due to Inefficiency Although its present form represents its highest evolution to date, the gasoline-powered internal combustion engine is classified among the least efficient mechanical devices on the planet. The internal combustion engine is close to 20 percent efficient. The efficiency of an Advance DC motor runs between 80 and 90 percent, sometimes lower. In gasoline-powered vehicles, only 20 percent of the energy of combustion becomes mechanical energy; the rest becomes heat lost in the engine system.

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