A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) is the logical next step for the millions of people who own hybrid cars or who want an extremely efficient car. PHEVs solve a lot of problems quickly. They combine the benefits of pure electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles. Much like pure electric vehicles, they plug into the electric grid and can be powered by the stored electricity alone. Similar to hybrid electric vehicles, they have engines that enable them to have a greater driving range and that can recharge the battery.
Part of the Green Guru Guides series of books, Build Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) by Seth Leitman, is a hands-on guide that dissects the latest technical information and contains easy-to-follow instructions for building a PHEV. Leitman provides complete details on the hybrid power train and all the required components, including the motor, battery, and chassis. Pictures, diagrams, charts, and graphs illustrate each step to how people and companies are converting PHEV along the way.
“If you buy, build, or convert your electric vehicle using the chassis from an internal combustion engine vehicle, as suggested in this book, you are performing a double service for the environment: you remove one polluting car from the road, and you put one nonpolluting electric vehicle to service,” says Seth Leitman.
Source: McGraw-Hill Professional TAB Green Guru Guides
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