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Description: The definitive handbook on DIY electric vehicle design and construction -- now completely revised and expanded to cover the latest technologies and enhanced with exclusive online contentCustom-built for environmentalists, engineers, students, hobbyists, and mechanics,Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Third Edition istheguide to making or retrofitting an electric vehicle. Written by one of today's top authorities on EVs, and featuring contributions from an internationally recognized team of engineers and educators, this new edition details all the latest breakthroughs in electric vehicle (EV) technologies, including AC propulsion and regenerative braking systems, intelligent controllers, batteries, and charging technologies—all presented in simple, clear, and easy-to-understand language. A new web feature provides online supplier and dealer lists, which the author will continue to update throughout the life of the book.Features automatic conversions instead of complex mathematical equationsExpansion on global electric car information, with data from the Electric Auto Association of Europe, which was begun in July, 2008, and specific information from around the world, particularly from Australia, England, India, Korea, Japan, and South AfricaEqual coverage of AC and DC systemsCovers:Electric Vehicle Benefits; Electric Vehicle History; Drive Systems, Chassis, and Designs; Sources, Parts, Conversion Companies, and Experts; Calculating Torque Curves; Electric Motors; Controllers; Batteries; Chargers; AC/DC Drive and Controller Packages; Visions for Future Electric Cars and Electric Car Conversions