Build Your Own Electric Vehicle
|Rating||:||4.15 (881 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||327 Pages|
Bob Brant was the forward-thinking author of the now classic first edition of Build Your Own Electric Vehicle. 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).
Build Your Own Electric Vehicle gets on the expressway to a green, ecologically sound, cost-effective way that even can look cool, too! This comprehensive how-to goes through the process of transforming an internal combustion engine vehicle to electric or even building an EV from scratch for as much or even cheaper than purchasing a traditional car. Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Second Edition, covers:EV vs. Go Green-Go Electric! Faster, Cheaper, More Reliable While Saving Energy and the Environment“Empowering people with the tools to convert their own vehicles provides an immediate path away
(Weight is, however, also a factor in safety: lighter weight often means less safety, especially in collisions, and Brant doesn't mention the collision factor.) Brant provides comprehensive instruction in converting a vehicle to electric power. Mike Tribby. The disadvantages include limitations on speed, operating range, and convenience as well as the high cost of converting existing vehicles to electric operation; while acknowledging such other disadvantages as lack of effective heating, air conditioning, and power steering, EV advocate Brant says some of the best-known ones are myths. From Booklist The advantages of electric vehicles (EVs) are well-known: nonpolluting operation, a renewable power source,
"Great guide for any EV novice" according to David R. Canjura. The book is better than i expected. It is pretty easy to understand what the goals of the author are. The book is just what the novice EV mechanic needs to get started on their own project. I'm using this book as a reference guide in one of my automotive classes. This is a good book to hav. True Review said Academic more than Practical!. This book discuss the history of Electric cars and their devolution to gasoline! There are a lot of theoretical and physical equations to read thru. Not an issue with me, but I was looking for a source of information where I could reach out to the actual practical approach of implementatio. Five Stars havent converted a car yet but still thinking about it. Thanks. P J M