Go Green-Go Electric! Faster, Cheaper, More Reliable While Saving Energy and the Environment
This new, updated edition of Build Your Own Electric Vehicle contains everything that made the first edition so popular while adding all the technological advances and new parts that are readily available on the market today.
Build Your Own Electric Vehicle gets on the expressway to a green, ecologically sound, cost-effective way that even can look cool, too!
This comprehensive how-to goes through the process of transforming an internal combustion engine vehicle to electric or even building an EV from scratch for as much or even cheaper than purchasing a traditional car. The book describes each component in detail—motor, battery, controller, charger, and chassis—and provides step-by-step instructions on how to put them all together.
Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Second Edition, covers:
EV vs. Combustible Engine Overview
Environmental and Energy Savings
EV Evolution since the First Electric Car
Current Purchase and Conversion Costs
Chassis and Design
Today’s Best Motors
Battery Discharging/Charging Styles
Licensing and Insurance Issues
Related Clubs and Associations
About the Author
Leitman focuses on providing the books as a service and will focus on the release of Build Your Own Electric Vehicle and Build Your Own Plug-in Hybrid. More coming too!
Seth Leitman worked for the NYPA and NYSERDA on marketing and managing AFV and EV programs in the NY. He also worked on green buildings, LED traffic lights with the City of NY, boiler and chiller efficiency and indoor air quality.
Leitman was also the Managing Member of Electric Transportation Solutions, LLC. This registered Limited Liability Company offered electric bikes, scooters, atv’s, low speed electric vehicle services and electric vehicle conversion services. In 2006, an unexpected decline in certain high end electric scooters and higher performance electric bikes casued financial distress for the LLC. After Electric Transportation Solutions, LLC tried to work with other electric bike and scooter companies and partnered with another LLC, the LLC management, partners and counsel scurried to restructure finances and reorganize its business. There was no other solution but to wind down operations and shut down the company.
Currenly, Leitman focused on writing and editing green oriented books, helping with the ETS Energy Store, LLC and expanding into the increasing green oriented managment consulting services.
More from The Green Living Guy:
1. Build Your Own Electric Vehicle by Seth Leitman and Bob Brandt
2. Build Your Own Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle by Seth Leitman
3. Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle by Carl Vogel