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Author Erjavec, Jack.

Title Hybrid, electric & fuel-cell vehicles / Jack Erjavec
Edition Second edition
Published Clifton Park, NJ : Delmar Cengage Learning, [2013]
©2013
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 308 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. An introduction to electric vehicles -- Introduction -- Why electric drive? -- alternative fuels -- Propane/LPG vehicles -- Ethanol/methanol vehicles -- Natural gas vehicles -- Energy density -- The basics of electric vehicles -- regenerative braking -- Battery-operated electric vehicles -- Hybrid electric vehicles -- Economics -- Fuel cell electric vehicles -- A look at history -- Precautions for working on electric drive vehicles -- Battery precautions -- Review questions
10. Basic hybrid maintenance and service -- Introduction -- Precautions -- Gloves -- Buffer zone -- Depowering the high-voltage system -- Honda hybrids -- Toyota hybrids -- Ford Motor Company hybrids -- GM's Silverado/Sierra hybrids -- GM Two-Mode -- Hyundai Sonata hybrid -- Safety features -- Batteries -- 12-volt batteries -- High-voltage batteries -- Jump-starting -- Maintenance -- Diagnostics -- Gathering information -- Test equipment -- Specific diagnostics for manufacturers -- Ford diagnostics -- Toyota hybrids -- Hondo hybrids -- Engines -- Cooling systems -- Transmission -- Brakes -- Electronically controlled brake system -- Toyota pad replacement -- Steering -- Air conditioning -- Review questions
11. Fuel cell and other alternative power vehicles -- Introduction -- Fuel cell vehicles -- Fuel cells -- Types of fuel cells -- Obstacles for fuel cell vehicles -- Hydrogen -- What is hydrogen? -- Sources of hydrogen -- Hydrogen fuel for ICEs -- Infrastructure and storage -- In-vehicle storage -- Prototype FCEVs -- Daimler -- General Motors Corporation -- Toyota -- Honda -- Others -- Other alternatives -- ICE modifications -- Zero-emissions vehicles -- Diesel engines -- Steam hybrid -- Review questions -- Glossary -- Resources
2. Electrical basics -- Introduction -- Electrical terms -- Ohm's law -- Power -- Circuit terminology -- Alternating current -- Conductors and insulators -- Circuits -- Circuit components -- resistors -- Circuit protective devices -- Switches -- Relays -- Solenoids -- Capacitors -- Semiconductors -- Diodes -- Transistors -- Electromagnetism basics -- Fundamentals of magnetism -- Magnetic circuits and reluctance -- Induced voltage -- Transformers -- Electrical systems -- High-voltage systems -- Review questions
3. Motor and generator basics -- Introduction -- Simple explanation of basic motor types -- The distant past -- Basic motor operation -- Electromagnets -- Generators -- Faraday's law -- Self-inductance -- Lenz's law -- Inductive reactance -- DC motors -- Motor housing -- Field windings -- Armatures -- Commutator -- Field winding designs -- Work -- Brushless DC motors -- AC motors -- Basic construction -- Basic operation -- Synchronous motor -- Induction motor -- Switched reluctance motors -- Generators -- DC generators -- AC generators -- Motor/generators -- Controllers -- Inverters and converters -- Review questions
4. Battery basics -- Introduction -- Basic battery theory -- Construction -- Effects of temperature -- Battery hardware -- Battery arrangements -- Charging -- Recycling batteries -- Battery ratings -- Ampere-hour -- Watt-hour rating -- Cold-cranking amps -- Cranking amps -- Reserve capacity -- Common types of batteries -- Battery chemistry -- High-voltage batteries -- Applications -- Safety issues -- Lead-acid batteries -- Basic construction -- Discharging and charging -- Service -- Testing -- Battery safety -- Nickel-based batteries -- Nickel-metal hydride cells -- Nickel-cadmium cells -- Lithium-based batteries -- Lithium-ion battery -- Lithium-polymer batteries -- Ultra-capacitors -- Capacitors -- Ultra-capacitors -- Review questions
5. The basics of a battery-operated electric vehicle -- Introduction -- Advantages -- Cost -- BEV vs. ICEV -- Torque -- Emissions -- Disadvantages -- Flywheel energy storage -- Monroney label -- Major parts -- Component specifications -- Controller -- Inverter/converter -- Regenerative braking -- Battery charging -- Charge levels -- conductive charging -- Inductive charging -- Charge times -- Charging procedures -- Accessories -- HVAC -- Power brakes -- Power steering -- Driving an EV -- Starting -- Driving and braking -- Maximizing range -- Nissan Leaf -- Battery pack -- Charging -- Telematics -- Sound for pedestrians -- Mitsubishi i MiEV -- Tesla -- Motor -- Battery -- Charging -- Model S -- Smart Fortwo Electric Drive (or Smart ED) -- Ford Focus electric -- Basis diagnosis -- Precautions -- Self-diagnostics -- Review questions
6. Hybrid basics and series-type hybrids -- Introduction -- What is a hybrid vehicle? -- Types -- Benefits of a hybrid -- Fuel economy -- Air pollution -- Cost -- Availability -- Technology -- Internal combustion engine -- Diesel engines -- Stop-start feature -- Regenerative brakes -- Accessories -- HVAC -- Power brakes -- Power steering -- Types of HEVs -- Series hybrids -- Chevrolet Volt -- Powertrain -- Basic operation -- Economics -- Battery pack -- Charging methods -- Programmable charging -- Basic operation -- Cooling system -- Engine cooling system and heater loop -- Electric drive cooling system -- Power electronics cooling loop -- High-voltage battery cooling system -- Disabling a Volt -- First Responder -- Fisker -- Driver-selected operating modes -- Battery charging -- Plug-in hybrids -- Mercedes-Benz Sprinter -- Hydraulic hybrids -- Review questions
7. Mild and assist hybrids -- Introduction -- Stop-start -- Flywheel/alternator/starter hybrid system -- General Motors -- Belt alternator/starter hybrid system -- General Motors -- Assist hybrids -- DaimlerChrysler -- General Motors eAssist -- Honda's hybrids -- Honda Insight -- Honda Civic Assist hybrid -- Honda Accord hybrid -- Honda hybrid safety issues -- Porsche -- GT3R -- Review questions
8. Power-split-type full hybrids -- Introduction -- Toyota's hybrids -- Toyota Prius -- Prius plug-in -- Toyota's hybrid SUVs -- Ford hybrids -- Operation -- Electronic components -- Heating and A/C systems -- Engine -- Transaxle -- Four-wheel drive (4WD) -- Review questions
9. Other full hybrid designs -- Introduction -- Models using an ISAD -- Honda Civic full hybrid -- Electronic controls -- Engine -- Operation -- Insight and CR-Z -- Accord and Civic plug-in hybrids -- Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen hybrids -- Audi Q5 Quattro hybrid -- Other ISAD equipped hybrids -- BMW 3 and 5 series ActiveHybrids -- Hyundai Sonata hybrid -- Infiniti M hybrid -- Models using a motor in the transmission -- GM two-mode hybrid system -- Operation -- BMW X6 ActiveHybrid -- BMW 7 series ActiveHybrid -- Concept full hybrids -- BMW i Concepts -- Ford C-Max -- Jaguar C-X75 -- VW Golf hybrid -- VW XL1 Prototype -- Porsche 918 -- Review questions
Notes Includes index
Print version record
Subject Electric vehicles -- Design and construction.
Electric vehicles -- Power supply.
Fuel cell vehicles -- Design and construction.
Hybrid electric vehicles -- Design and construction.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1621986942 (electronic bk.)
9781621986942 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Hybrid, electric and fuel-cell vehicles