Hybrid, Electric and Fuel-Cell Vehicles

ISBN-10: 1401881084

ISBN-13: 9781401881085

Edition: 2007

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Description: 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.

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List price: $115.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 11/3/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.518

Jack Erjavec has become a fixture in the automotive textbook publishing world. He has decades of experience as a technician, educator, author, and editor, and has authored or co-authored more than 30 automotive textbooks and training manuals. Erjavec holds a master's degree in vocational and technical education from Ohio State University, and he spent twenty years at Columbus State Community College as an instructor and administrator. A long-time affiliate of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers, he also served as executive vice-president for the organization and spent several years on its board of directors. Erjavec is also associated with ATMC, SAE, ASA, ATRA, AERA, and other automotive professional associations.

Preface
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
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
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
Brush less 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
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
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
HEV Basics
Introduction
What Is a Hybrid Vehicle?
Types
Benefits of a Hybrid
Fuel Economy
Air Pollution
Cost
Availability
Sales
Technology
Stop-Start Feature
Regenerative Brakes
Accessories
HVAC
Power Brakes
Power Steering
Types Of HEVS
Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs)
Hydraulic Hybrids
Review Questions
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
Full Hybrids
Introduction
Toyota's Hybrids
Toyota Prius
Toyota's Hybrid SUVs
Ford Escape
Operation
Electronic Components
Engine
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
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
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
Resources
Glossary
Index
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