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If you have the desire to build your own electric vehicle, Building An Electric Vehicle with clear instructions and than 130 pictures in its 180 pages is the book for you This book provides a step by step approach to converting an internal combustion engine automobile into an electric vehicle You are taken through the design and construction of two electric vehicles, showing you pictures of every step The illustrated principles will help you produce the most efficient vehicle possible This book follows the design and construction of two electric vehicles from the funding stage to the final driving stage Unlike most How To Books this book discusses what not to do, in addition to what to do You can see how some decisions led to some not so desirable results Included in this manual is useful information on how to acquire the needed funding to do the conversion as well as a complete cost breakdown for each vehicle A cost spreadsheet was used for each vehicle construction to record every cost A minimal cost estimate to produce your electric vehicle is also shown Vehicle schematics are included, showing how to integrate the drive electronics to the original vehicle wiring The large pictures in Building An Electric Vehicle gives you all the information you need to build your own clean energy, electric vehicle These full size pictures make the book cost , but add so much to the level of information included....

Title : Building an Electric Vehicle: (Black and White Edition)
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ISBN : 1480046485
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform October 3, 2012
Number of Pages : 180 pages
File Size : 968 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Building an Electric Vehicle: (Black and White Edition) Reviews

  • Victor Reynolds
    2019-03-19 01:07

    The book keeps everything easily digestible, so its very easy to read and understand...but there aren't many details. For example, a very important question you may have is "how many batteries will i need to go X miles in my car?" This question goes unanswered in this book. The chapter on batteries is literally 2.3 pages and only talks about 2 types of batteries and compares their cost, weight and maintenance. Hell, the chapter on body paint and body is longer! Why is a chapter on paint and body even included??? that stuff is no different on an EV than any other car! There are no formulas to help you figure out how many batteries you will need, or the voltage you want to achieve for your goals. One of the most basic components on an EV is treated like an afterthought. Other chapters provide more info, like the chapter on choosing a motor, since it lays out the most common electric motor for EV conversions.

  • Ashley K
    2019-03-16 02:18

    Bought this for my dad. He loves it! He's impressed with the information and the accessibility to the author

  • Edward T. King
    2019-03-23 00:52

    While I would have liked to have a book on converting VW vans, I purchased this book for its step by step treatment of the EV conversion process. Ken Watkins takes one step by step in the conversion of a few of the more likely American models that can be converted. He discusses the reason for his choice of the vehicles and while he acknowledges that one can use a kit that includes the conversion adapter plate, he explains in detail how one might make said plate yourself. That alone was worth the cost of the book.

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-03-07 02:17

    Lots of pictures but, not a lot of details. The information is also outdated.

  • gato
    2019-02-26 03:59

    The book is a little old ....need specific guide lines of step by step build of one car instead of two... needs up dating but in the end it showed me that a electric motor with an manual is possible

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-03-07 08:03

    Excellent book ... written in common man terms and very understandable ... highly recommend

  • Mark Twain
    2019-03-24 09:07

    Good book! Makes the conversion look easy!

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-03-17 01:12

    The book has good content but is messy. Its the first time that I buy a book without page numbers.