Hybrid and Electric Cars Amateurs Sourcebook

Hybrid and Electric Cars Amateurs Sourcebook
Author : Julian Edgar
Publisher : CreateSpace
Total Pages : 172
Release : 2014-11-01
ISBN 10 : 1483937364
ISBN 13 : 9781483937366
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interested in hybrid and electric cars - and other forms of alternative propulsion? This is the book for you! In Section 1 you'll find a detailed discussion of the different forms of motive power for cars - from turbines to hybrids, from human powered to fuel cell. Which is best now - and which is likely to be best in the near future? In Section 2 lots of different electric and hybrid cars are tested - from the mega-dollar Lexus LS600hL to a home-converted electric Hyundai, from driving a Prius across half of Australia to sampling one of the most innovative of hybrid cars ever made, the original Honda Insight. Finally, Section 3 covers a bunch of modifications that the author has carried out on hybrid cars. From the very easy - adding a pressurised cool-air intake for the engine, to the complex - turbocharging a Toyota Prius.... and lots in between. Along the way you'll find a host of interesting breakout boxes, covering material as diverse as the best way of calculating vehicle fuel efficiency, design questions for human powered vehicles, aerodynamic modification of vehicles - and even, what it was like to drive an electric car on the moon! Truly something for every electric and hybrid car enthusiast...