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HYBRID, ELECTRIC AND FUEL-CELL VEHICLES, Second Edition, covers the cutting-edge technology and technology that are revolutionizing today's automotive industry. Author Jack Erjavec combines in-depth industry expertise with an engaging, reader-friendly style, providing extensive detail on new and upcoming electric vehicles, including hybrids in production today and the fuel cell vehicles of tomorrow. Expansive coverage ranges from basic theory related to vehicle construction, electricity, batteries, and motors, to the political and social impact of these high-profile vehicles. In addition to up-to-date, highly accurate technical information on vehicles available today--including service procedures and safe shop practices--the text provides an informed look into the future with material on vehicles currently under development.
Get all the information you need on the revolutionary vehicles that are gaining popularity in today's automotive industry. This easy-to-read book addresses the movement of technology towards new and upcoming electric vehicles, with a focus on the hybrids in use today and the fuel cell vehicles of tomorrow. Expansive coverage includes the political and social impact of these vehicles, as well as the basic theories of alternative vehicles as they relate to construction, electricity, batteries, and motors. The book ends with a look into the future, focusing in on vehicles under development.
About the Author
Jack Erjavec has become a fixture in the automotive textbook publishing world. He has many years of experience as a technician, educator, author, and editor and has authored or co-authored more than thirty automotive textbooks and training manuals. Mr. Erjavec holds a Masters of Arts degree in Vocational and Technical Education from Ohio State University. He spent twenty years at Columbus State Community College as an instructor and administrator and has also been a long-time affiliate of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers, including serving on the board of directors and as executive vice-president. Jack is also associated with ATMC, SAE, ASA, ATRA, AERA, and other automotive professional associations.Jeff Arias has spent 29 years as an engineer in the field of electric and hybrid vehicles, and and additional four years in fuel cells. During this time he has done research, consulting, design, construction, and testing on over 40 different vehicles, including EVs and HEVs of his own design. He has worked with major organizations, including General Motors on their hybrid program, Exide on a new EV battery, Yamaha on their first electric golf car, Disney on electric powered rides, and Southern California Edison on setting up their first EV fleet. He has published over a dozen papers on electric vehicles and EV batteries, has been a lecturer at UCLA for three years in a seminar on EVs, and recently developed and taught an original course on electric and hybrid vehicles for the Automotive Technology Program at Cerritos College in Southern California. He is currently Vice President of Product Development for a company developing advanced lithium batteries.
Table of Contents
1. An Introduction to Electric Vehicles. 2. Electrical Basics. 3. Motor and Generator Basics. 4. Battery Basics. 5. The Basics of a Battery Operated Electric Vehicle. 6. HEV Basics. 7. Mild and Assist Hybrids. 8. Full Hybrids. 9. Hybrid Maintenance and Service. 10. Fuel Cell and Other Possible Vehicles.