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Hybrid, Electric and Fuel-Cell Vehicles 1st Edition

Jack Erjavec, Jeff Arias

  • Published
  • 336 Pages


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.

Jack Erjavec, Columbus State Community College (Emeritus)

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.

Jeff Arias,

Jeff Arias has spent 29 years as an engineer in the field of electric and hybrid vehicles, and and additional four years in fuel cells. During this time he has done research, consulting, design, construction, and testing on over 40 different vehicles, including EVs and HEVs of his own design. He has worked with major organizations, including General Motors on their hybrid program, Exide on a new EV battery, Yamaha on their first electric golf car, Disney on electric powered rides, and Southern California Edison on setting up their first EV fleet. He has published over a dozen papers on electric vehicles and EV batteries, has been a lecturer at UCLA for three years in a seminar on EVs, and recently developed and taught an original course on electric and hybrid vehicles for the Automotive Technology Program at Cerritos College in Southern California. He is currently Vice President of Product Development for a company developing advanced lithium batteries.
  • Discussions concerning pure electric vehicles, hybrids, and fuel cell vehicles include their operation and construction, and the advantages and disadvantages of each
  • Information on the maintenance and service of electric vehicles embraces the true costs of owning and operating them, and features various tax incentive programs that are available to consumers
  • Coverage addressing vehicle range and fuel economy includes vehicle physics, regenerative braking, aerodynamics, and fuel consumption of various electric models
Ev Basics.
Electrical Basics.
Motor Basics.
Ev Batteries.
Hev Basics.
Parallel Hybrids.
Series Hevss.
Fuel Cell Vehicles.
Range and Fuel Economy.
Electric Accessories.
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.
Vehicle Economics.

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  • ISBN-10: 1401881084
  • ISBN-13: 9781401881085
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $188.25
  • RETAIL $250.95