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 at http:
//www.eaa-phev.org or the easier-to-remember http:
//www.priusplus.org."" -- 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
Build Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle covers: Energy
savings and environmental benefitsPHEV backgroundDrivetrain
components and designChassis selectionDC and AC motor
typesBatteries and chargersThe conversion processLicensing and
insuranceSafety, maintenance, troubleshooting, and warrantiesClubs
and associations Additional resources
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