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e-Book Build Your Own Electric Vehicle download

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by Bob Brant

ISBN: 0830642315
ISBN13: 978-0830642311
Language: English
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics; 1 edition (September 1, 1993)
Pages: 310
Category: Engineering
Subategory: Building

ePub size: 1552 kb
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Rating: 4.5
Votes: 382
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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.

The electric vehicle (EV) movement has broadened to multiple levels of the public debate. Electric vehicles bypass high energy prices. Electric cars cost pennies to charge. Electric cars have zero tailpipe emissions. Al Gore and Leonardo DiCaprio have recently made movies about the need to assist the environment and how oil and energy have created the global warming problems that our world currently faces. Al Gore just won a Nobel Peace Prize for his discussion and call to action about global warming/climate change. Well, EVs solve a lot of problems quickly. Electric vehicles bypass high energy prices

A generally good book that's a gives solid overview of what's involved in building an electric car.

A generally good book that's a gives solid overview of what's involved in building an electric car. Armed with this book and plenty of motivation I'm sure you'd be able to pull of the build of your green shocker. However this book was let down by the consistent evangelically tone. And the chapters of waffle and filler around the history of the electric car.

Discusses the benefits of electric vehicles and includes step-by-step instructions for converting a Ford Ranger pickup into an electric vehicle. And Bob Brandt's book, is the book that set me forward.

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 from petroleum dependence and should be part of the solutions portfolio. Chelsea Sexton, Co-founder, Plug In America and feature.

Fundamentals of Electric Power Engineering by Isaak D. Mayergoyz and Patrick Mcavoy.

Advanced Optical Instruments and Techniques Volume 2 by Daniel Malacara Hernandez. Fundamentals of Electric Power Engineering by Isaak D. Solar Energy Fundamentals and Modeling Techniques Atmosphere, Environment, Climate Change and Renewable Energy by Zekai Sen. Energy Harvesting Solar, Wind and Ocean Energy Conversion Systems by Alroza Khaligh and Omar G. Onar.

Both books are well done, and will help someone considering building an electric vehicle decide if the really want to proceed

While there have obviously been updates and technological advances since that time, many of the concepts in that first book are still in use today. Both books are well done, and will help someone considering building an electric vehicle decide if the really want to proceed. Both spend a lot of time introducing the concepts involved, and "Build Your Own Electric Vehicle" has some advanced information. However, I was hoping for something a bit more detailed from both books.

Electric vehicles - Design and construction - Amateurs' manuals, Automobiles, Home-built, Automobiles, Home-built, Electric vehicles - Design . Books for People with Print Disabilities.

Electric vehicles - Design and construction - Amateurs' manuals, Automobiles, Home-built, Automobiles, Home-built, Electric vehicles - Design and construction. Blue Ridge Summit, PA : TAB Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Internet Archive Books.

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Discusses the benefits of electric vehicles and includes step-by-step instructions for converting a Ford Ranger pickup into an electric vehicle
Comments:
Trash
The book has 297 pages of which the first 80 pages are a general intro inc. electric vehicle history, 81 to 259 is an overview of the technical aspects in general that you will need to understand. Page 260, chapter 11 is entitled 'Electric vehicle conversion' ... Personally I would have put this first because this is an overview/introduction of what we really want to know and after reading this I understand the value of pages 81 to 259.
I don't think you will be able to carry out a conversion after reading this book ... but it can get you started. The book was published first in 1994 so when it states "TODAY'S BEST CONTROLLER SOLUTION" ... well ..... things have moved on.And although it is not yet plug and play to convert to EV you actually won't need the all the mathematics and physics of this book.
Cost me $2 used and in good condition ... worth buying it? YES.

Qiahmagha
The first edition has saved me much heartache in my building a converted vehicle. I used the basic schematic for laying out the system (with slight modification, being I don't use a DC/DC charger for my 12VDC low volt system). As for the technical aspects, we as a 'modern tech society' I think too often that we must 'have it all handed to us' and sometimes an author realizes that people working with such tech, will have to research other sources for more in depth study. I would hope ANYONE going into even thinking of converting an ICE to an EV, would plan on learning a lot of math, formulae, some battery chemistry, have a basic understanding of physical principles and be ready to study a whole lotta 'lectronics! But the end result is in my mind that you continue to learn and study... We are at a critical juncture in society, the world condition and this field of EV conversion/building technology. Thomas Freidman made the comment recently,"We need all kinds of people in their garages working on this (EV, green-hybrid) technology!" (my paraphrase). And Bob Brandt's book, is the book that set me forward. There are many other books appearing and that are selling for a couple hundred dollars! And that want you to buy this or that or subscribe to this ideology or 'set of facts'... THIS BOOK, is 'well this is what ya do here...', plain and simple it lays out an outline of what you need to do and consider. Buy THIS BOOK! And you won't be sorry, of course it will be the first of many....

Mr.mclav
This book is pretty good. It covers the basics of EV building. My main issue with it is that it has become woefully out of date. In the years since it was published, controllers, batteries and motors have all changed for the better. The EVs you could build with this book are too old-school.

I am all for the home builder doing their thing, its just that this book needs some updates and links to where you can find the best new controllers, motors, batteries out on the web. If you were wondering what it would take to convert that old 4 banger car into an EV vehicle this book will get you started in the right direction basically.

From there you can probably find what you are looking for out on the web. So its a decent source, just realize its a bit dated.

Thanks for reading my review.

Legionstatic
I picked up this book because I was curious. I am a car guy who loves working on his cars, and loves motor sports, especially dirt track racing. I am probably not the target audience for this book.

Still, my thinking on ecology has been seriously challenged by my Church (I am Catholic, and Vatican City State is the world's first carbon neutral country, and the Pope has been adamant about our duty to be good stewards of the planet). This has challenged my thinking. Also, the national security implications of our addiction to foreign oil has also challenged my thinking. I have decided it is time to begin the process of weaning myself and my family off of fossil fuels. After composting and planting a garden, making the house more energy efficient, and adopting a generally more green lifestyle, this is the next step.

I dug into this book, and loved much of it. However, it is in desperate need of a competent editor, and may be a little difficult to wade through as a result, but the content is excellent and is there for you if you are willing to dig a bit.

Let me address the strengths of this excellent book first:

1) The section on the history of the electric car, its technology, and its strengths and weaknesses is comprehensive and very convincing. I was somewhat skeptical at first but after reading this book I am convinced that a) electric cars are the wave of the future, b) my concerns about them were largely misplaced, c) it is probably my patriotic duty to drive one, both because I love the US and support Israel, and d) the environment, and our pocketbooks, NEED us to move away from the internal combustion engine.

2) The mathematical sections, while difficult to wade through and in desperate need of a good educator/editor to make the material more understandable, are actually quite strong if you really stick to them. However, there is so much help out there on line now that you really don't need to do any of these mathematical formulations. Kits for conversion are now commercially available and there are experts out there willing to answer questions for free. This book needed an editor to keep reminding the authors to "keep it simple, stupid."

3) This topic is just fascinating, and it would be difficult for any remotely competent author to mess it up.

4) Despite what you may think about complexity, EV's are actually REALLY simple and elegant, and you are not being made obsolete and you are NOT being forced to hang up your ratchets. This is a big deal for some guys. After all, as is so eloquently pointed out in Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work car manufacturers and others are busy designing products that "hide the works" in an almost blatant attempt to keep people ignorant and divorced from their machines. This is as unnecessary as it is stupid. The electric car predates the internal combustion car, and is what Mrs. Henry Ford drove (I am not kidding). You can relatively easily build one yourself on a used chassis (any used car... preferably light). You can do this with little or no mechanical experience. When you see how easy it is by going on line and looking at the work others have done, and start experimenting yourself, you will get VERY angry at car companies for not getting this right sooner. It really is impossible to understand how it has taken so long for car companies to wake up to the fact that we NEED EVs.

Weaknesses:

1) The future of the EV, as other reviewers have pointed out, is NOT likely to be DC (unless perhaps one is drag racing). If you want mileage, and the ability to get up hills well, I think AC motors are superior (and yes... more expensive). The data are clear however, and GM has put its (umm... our?) money in the AC camp with the new Volt, and there is a reason for that. There is not enough information here on AC.

2) Really... how expensive is it to hire an editor? I mean, mistaking "then" with "than" over and over again in the mathematics section made me distrust the fact that these guys had their math right. Learn to use the English language correctly, and if you are not strong in this area, HIRE AN EDITOR. This isn't some self produced book either. Its McGraw Hill! Exactly who was responsible to sit these boys down and say: "this section is entirely unnecessary... these words and misspelled.... this book would be more user friendly if..." The editing is abominable, and is a real drawback. The standards of editing are similar with what you see on online reviews like this one. This is not a good thing. Someone who edited for the "For Dummies" series could have turned this into a world class book. Instead, it is a 3 star book. That is a shame.

3) The strength of the EV is that it is simple, has fewer moving parts, is therefore very reliable, and is very good for the planet. I enjoy turning the ratchets... I do not enjoy doing oil changes. I won't miss them when they are gone. The strength of the EV is it is easy to understand, and that you can work on it yourself very easily, even build one from scratch with little mechanical experience. Simplicity is a strength. The book is too complex, introduces unnecessary concepts (like mathematical formulas.. which while fun will slow you down), and is therefore unlikely to appeal to guys who can do this conversion with their eyes closed. I am referring here to the countless shade tree/home garage techs who do their own brakes, do their own oil, watch NASCAR, love cars because they are CARS, and enjoy turning ratchets. This is who I am, but I needed the college degree I sometimes think I wasted my money on to get through some of this book. There was no reason for that.

Still, I strongly recommend this book. It educated me on how EVs work, and I am planning my own conversion. After reading this book, and doing some additional research, I understand how the new hybrids work, how the new VOLT will work, and I understand that I can still work on my cars and enjoy them even if they are electric. This is VERY important, and something I hope the car companies get right. It would be very easy for them to get this wrong... introduce a "solid state" car or something ludicrous. I hope to heck they don't do this. If they do, I will be only driving my own aftermarket conversions from now on.

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