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New Electric Vehicles (book)

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The New Electric Vehicles: A Clean & Quiet Revolution (ISBN 0-9629588-7-5) is a 1996 book by Michael Hackleman published by Home Power magazine.

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  • Chapter 1: Why the Electric Vehicle? The different types of electric vehicles and their efficiency compared to gas-powered cars, energy sources of EVs, and the politics of oil.
  • Chapter 2: The EV Conversion. Considerations which go into converting a gas-powered car into an EV. The question of whether to convert or to scratchbuild. Conversion plans and kits.
  • Chapter 3: The Scratchbuilt EV. A discussion of the considerations and requirements, including aptitude and experience, required to build your own EV. Also discusses design and legal aspects of the home-built EV.
  • Chapter 5: Solar-Powered Vehicles. The world of solar cars. How they work. Designing and racing a solar powered car. Also electric powered water and air craft.
  • Chapter 6: Infrastructure, Energy, & Fuels. Methods of charging the EV, including battery exchange technologies. Energy sources for an EV world. The hybrid EV.
  • Chapter 7: Inside the Electric Vehicle. Discusses the major components of an electric vehicle: the electric motor, the batteries, the charger, and the controller and their function in the EV. Also discusses four major categories of support hardware for the EV system: interface hardware (such as the adaptor plate), control and safety circuits, monitoring devices, and auxilliary loads.
  • Chapter 8: Find, Fit, Use, & Maintain. Selecting, installing, and operating the electric motor. Battery types, installation, operation, and maintenance.
  • Chapter 9: Getting Back on Track. Transportation alternatives, including buses, rail, the Neighborhood EV, and human-powered transportation.
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