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Author Erjavec, Jack.

Title Hybrid, electric, and fuel-cell vehicles / Jack Erjavec & Jeff Arias.

Imprint Clifton Park, NJ : Thomson Delmar Learning, c2007.

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    629.2293 ERJ    DUE 02-20-24
Description xii, 324 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Note Includes index.
Contents 1. An introduction to electric vehicles -- Introduction -- Why electric drive? -- Alternative fuels -- Propane/LPG vehicles -- Ethanol/methanol vehicles -- Natural gas vehicles -- The basics of electric vehicles -- Regenerative braking -- Battery-operated electric vehicles -- Hybrid electric vehicles -- Economics -- Fuel cell electric vehicles -- A look at history -- Precautions for working on electric drive vehicles -- Battery precautions -- Review questions -- 2. Electrical basics -- Introduction -- Electrical terms -- Ohm's law -- Power -- Circuit terminology -- Alternating current -- Conductors and insulators -- Circuits -- Circuit components -- Resistors -- Circuit protective devices -- Switches -- Relays -- Solenoids -- Capacitors -- Electromagnetism basics -- Fundamentals of magnetism -- Magnetic circuits and reluctance -- Induced voltage -- Electrical systems -- High voltage systems -- Review questions -- 3. Motor and generator basics -- Introduction -- Simple explanation of basic motor types -- The distant past -- Basic motor operation -- Electromagnets -- Generators -- Faraday's law -- Lenz's law -- DC motors -- Motor housing -- Field windings -- Armatures -- Commutator -- Field winding designs -- Work -- Brushless DC motors -- AC motors -- Basic construction -- Basic operation -- Synchronous motor -- Induction motor -- Switched reluctance motors -- Generators -- DC generators -- AC generators -- Motor/generators -- Controllers -- Inverter -- Review questions --
4. Battery basics -- Introduction -- Basic battery theory -- Construction -- Effects of temperature -- Battery hardware -- Battery arrangements -- Charging -- Recycling batteries -- Battery ratings -- Ampere-hour -- Watt-hour rating -- Cold-cranking amps -- Cranking amps -- Reserve capacity -- Common types of batteries -- Battery chemistry -- High-voltage batteries -- Applications -- Safety issues -- Lead-acid batteries -- Basic construction -- Discharging and charging -- Designs -- Service -- Testing -- Battery safety -- Nickel-based batteries -- Nickel/metal hydride cells -- Nickel-cadmium cells -- Lithium-based batteries -- Lithium ion battery -- Lithium polymer batteries -- Ultra-capacitors -- Capacitors -- Ultra-capacitors -- Review questions -- 5. The basics of a battery-operated electric vehicle -- Introduction -- Advantages -- Cost -- BEV vs. ICEV -- Emissions -- Disadvantages -- The past, present, and future -- Major parts -- Component specifications -- Batteries -- Battery control system -- Traction motors -- Controller -- Inverter/converter -- Regenerative braking -- Battery charging -- Charge levels -- Conductive charging -- Inductive charging -- Charge times -- Charging procedures -- Accessories -- HVAC -- Power brakes -- Power steering -- Driving an EV -- Starting -- Driving and braking -- Maximizing range -- Basic diagnosis -- Precautions -- Self-diagnostics -- Building or converting -- Review questions --
6. HEV basics -- Introduction -- What is a hybrid vehicle? -- Types -- Benefits of a hybrid -- Fuel economy -- Air pollution -- Cost -- Availability -- Sales -- Technology -- Slop-start feature -- Regenerative brakes -- Accessories -- HVAC -- Power brakes -- Power steering -- Types of HEVS -- Plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) -- Hydraulic hybrids -- Review questions -- 7. Mild and assist hybrids -- Introduction -- Flywheel alternator starter hybrid system -- General Motors -- Belt alternator starter hybrid system -- General Motors -- Assist hybrids -- DaimlerChrysler -- Honda's hybrids -- Honda Insight -- Honda Civic assist hybrid -- Honda Accord hybrid -- Honda hybrid safety issues -- Review questions -- 8. Full hybrids -- Introduction -- Toyota's hybrids -- Toyota Prius -- Toyota's hybrid SUVs -- Ford Escape -- Operation -- Electronic components -- Engine 227 -- Transaxle -- Four-wheel drive (4WD) -- Honda Civic full hybrid -- Electronic controls -- Engine -- Operation -- GM/DCX two-mode hybrid system -- Operation -- Hybrid buses -- Graphyte concept -- Astra diesel hybrid -- Other planned full hybrids -- Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. -- Major European manufacturers -- Review questions --
9. Hybrid maintenance and service -- Introduction -- Precautions -- Gloves -- De-powering the high-voltage system -- Honda hybrids -- Toyota hybrids -- Ford Motor Company hybrids -- GM's Silverado/Sierra hybrids -- Safety features -- Batteries -- 12-volt batteries -- High-voltage batteries -- Jump-starting -- An atypical service -- Maintenance -- Diagnostics -- Gathering information -- Test equipment -- Toyota hybrids -- Honda hybrids -- Engines -- Cooling systems -- Transmission -- Brakes -- Electronically controlled brake system -- Steering -- Air conditioning -- Review questions -- 10. Fuel cell and other possible vehicles -- Introduction -- Fuel cell vehicles -- Fuel cells -- Types of fuel cells -- Obstacles for fuel cell vehicles -- Hydrogen -- What is hydrogen? -- Sources of hydrogen -- Hydrogen fuel for ICEs -- Infrastructure and storage -- In-vehicle storage -- Prototype FCEVS -- DaimlerChrysler -- General Motors Corporation -- Toyota -- Honda -- Others -- Other alternatives -- ICE modifications -- Zero-emissions vehicles -- Diesel engines -- Steam hybrid -- Review questions.
Subject Electric vehicles -- Design and construction.
Hybrid electric vehicles -- Design and construction.
Fuel cell vehicles -- Design and construction.
Electric vehicles -- Power supply.
Added Author Arias, Jeff.
ISBN 1401881084 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781401881085 (pbk. : alk. paper)

 
    
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