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Hybrid, electric and fuel-cell vehicles /

Erjavec, Jack (author.). Arias, Jeff, (Co-author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781401881085
  • ISBN: 1401881084
  • Physical Description: print
    xii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Clifton Park, NJ : Thomson Delmar Learning, [2007]

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General Note: Includes index, glossary and extensive diagrams.
Subject: Electric vehicles Design and construction
Alternative fuel vehicles
Hybrid electric vehicles Design and construction
Fuel cell vehicles Design and construction
Electric vehicles Power supply

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Hybrid, Electric and Fuel-Cell Vehicles
Hybrid, Electric and Fuel-Cell Vehicles
by Auth; Arias, Jeff; Erjavec, Jack
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Hybrid, Electric and Fuel-Cell Vehicles

SectionSection DescriptionPage Number
Prefacep. X
Chapter 1An Introduction to Electric Vehiclesp. 1
    Introductionp. 1
    Why Electric Drive?p. 2
    Alternative Fuelsp. 4
        Propane / LPG vehiclesp. 4
        Ethanol / Methanol Vehiclesp. 4
        Natural Gas Vehiclesp. 5
    The Basics of Electric Vehiclesp. 7
        Regenerative Brakingp. 7
    Battery-Operated Electric Vehiclesp. 9
    Hybrid Electric Vehiclesp. 10
        Economicsp. 12
    Fuel Cell Electric Vehiclesp. 12
    A Look at Historyp. 13
    Precautions For Working On Electric Drive Vehiclesp. 18
    Battery Precautionsp. 19
    Review Questionsp. 20
Chapter 2Electrical Basicsp. 21
    Introductionp. 21
    Electrical Termsp. 22
        Ohm's Lawp. 23
        Powerp. 24
        Circuit Terminologyp. 24
        Alternating Currentp. 25
    Conductors and Insulatorsp. 26
        Circuitsp. 27
    Circuit Componentsp. 28
        Resistorsp. 28
        Circuit Protective Devicesp. 30
        Switchesp. 30
        Relaysp. 31
        Solenoidsp. 31
        Capacitorsp. 31
    Electromagnetism Basicsp. 32
        Fundamentals of Magnetismp. 32
        Magnetic Circuits and Reluctancep. 34
        Induced Voltagep. 34
    Electrical Systemsp. 35
        High-Voltage Systemsp. 36
    Review Questionsp. 37
Chapter 3Motor and Generator Basicsp. 38
    Introductionp. 38
        Simple Explanation of Basic Motor Typesp. 39
        The Distant Pastp. 39
    Basic Motor Operationp. 40
        Electromagnetsp. 41
        Generatorsp. 43
        Faraday's Lawp. 43
        Lenz's Lawp. 44
    DC Motorsp. 45
        Motor Housingp. 45
        Field Windingsp. 45
        Armaturesp. 46
        Commutatorp. 47
        Field Winding Designsp. 48
        Workp. 49
        Brush less DC Motorsp. 50
    AC Motorsp. 51
        Basic constructionp. 51
        Basic operationp. 52
        Synchronous Motorp. 53
        Induction motorp. 56
        Switched Reluctance Motorsp. 57
    Generatorsp. 57
        DC Generatorsp. 57
        AC Generatorsp. 59
    Motor/Generatorsp. 61
    Controllersp. 63
        Inverterp. 63
    Review Questionsp. 65
Chapter 4Battery Basicsp. 66
    Introductionp. 66
    Basic Battery Theoryp. 67
        Constructionp. 67
        Effects of Temperaturep. 68
        Battery Hardwarep. 68
        Battery Arrangementsp. 70
        Chargingp. 71
        Recycling Batteriesp. 72
    Battery Ratingsp. 74
        Ampere-Hourp. 74
        Watt-Hour Ratingp. 74
        Cold-Cranking Ampsp. 74
        Cranking Ampsp. 74
        Reserve Capacityp. 74
    Common Types Of Batteriesp. 75
        Battery Chemistryp. 75
    High-Voltage Batteriesp. 78
        Applicationsp. 78
        Safety Issuesp. 82
    Lead-Acid Batteriesp. 83
        Basic Constructionp. 84
        Discharging and Chargingp. 85
        Designsp. 87
        Servicep. 89
        Testingp. 89
        Battery Safetyp. 92
    Nickel-Based Batteriesp. 94
        Nickel/Metal Hydride Cellsp. 94
        Nickel-Cadmium Cellsp. 95
    Lithium-Based Batteriesp. 96
        Lithium Ion Batteryp. 96
        Lithium Polymer Batteriesp. 98
    Ultra-Capacitorsp. 98
        Capacitorsp. 98
        Ultra-Capacitorsp. 100
    Review Questionsp. 102
Chapter 5The Basics of a Battery-Operated Electric Vehiclep. 103
    Introductionp. 103
    Advantagesp. 104
        Costp. 105
        BEV vs. ICEVp. 105
        Emissionsp. 106
    Disadvantagesp. 107
        The Past, Present, and Futurep. 108
    Major Partsp. 111
        Component Specificationsp. 112
        Batteriesp. 112
        Battery Control Systemp. 114
        Traction Motorsp. 116
        Controllerp. 118
        Inverter/Converterp. 118
        Regenerative Brakingp. 119
    Battery Chargingp. 121
        Charge Levelsp. 123
        Conductive Chargingp. 123
        Inductive Chargingp. 125
        Charge Timesp. 125
        Charging Proceduresp. 126
    Accessoriesp. 127
    HVACp. 128
        Power Brakesp. 129
        Power Steeringp. 130
    Driving an EVp. 131
        Startingp. 131
        Driving and Brakingp. 132
        Maximizing Rangep. 133
    Basic Diagnosisp. 133
        Precautionsp. 134
        Self-Diagnosticsp. 135
    Building or Convertingp. 136
    Review Questionsp. 137
Chapter 6HEV Basicsp. 138
    Introductionp. 138
    What Is a Hybrid Vehicle?p. 138
        Typesp. 139
    Benefits of a Hybridp. 140
        Fuel Economyp. 141
        Air Pollutionp. 141
        Costp. 142
    Availabilityp. 143
        Salesp. 144
    Technologyp. 144
        Stop-Start Featurep. 147
        Regenerative Brakesp. 148
    Accessoriesp. 149
        HVACp. 150
        Power Brakesp. 150
        Power Steeringp. 151
    Types Of HEVSp. 151
        Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs)p. 154
        Hydraulic Hybridsp. 155
    Review Questionsp. 156
Chapter 7Mild and Assist Hybridsp. 157
    Introductionp. 157
    Flywheel Alternator Starter Hybrid Systemp. 158
        General Motorsp. 158
    Belt Alternator Starter Hybrid Systemp. 160
        General Motorsp. 161
    Assist Hybridsp. 161
        DaimlerChryslerp. 162
    Honda's Hybridsp. 162
        Honda Insightp. 163
        Honda Civic Assist Hybridp. 175
        Honda Accord Hybridp. 180
        Honda Hybrid Safety Issuesp. 187
    Review Questionsp. 189
Chapter 8Full Hybridsp. 190
    Introductionp. 190
    Toyota's Hybridsp. 191
        Toyota Priusp. 192
        Toyota's Hybrid SUVsp. 213
    Ford Escapep. 220
        Operationp. 222
        Electronic Componentsp. 224
        Enginep. 227
        Transaxlep. 227
        Four-Wheel Drive (4WD)p. 228
    Honda Civic Full Hybridp. 228
        Electronic Controlsp. 230
        Enginep. 230
        Operationp. 232
    GM/DCX Two-Mode Hybrid Systemp. 233
        Operationp. 233
        Hybrid Busesp. 235
        Graphyte Conceptp. 235
        Astra Diesel Hybridp. 235
    Other Planned Full Hybridsp. 236
        Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp.p. 236
        Major European Manufacturersp. 236
    Review Questionsp. 237
Chapter 9Hybrid Maintenance and Servicep. 238
    Introductionp. 238
    Precautionsp. 239
        Glovesp. 240
    De-Powering The High-Voltage Systemp. 241
        Honda Hybridsp. 241
        Toyota Hybridsp. 242
        Ford Motor Company Hybridsp. 243
        GM's Silverado/Sierra Hybridsp. 244
    Safety Featuresp. 244
    Batteriesp. 246
        12-Volt Batteriesp. 246
        High-Voltage Batteriesp. 249
        Jump-Startingp. 251
        An Atypical Servicep. 253
    Maintenancep. 257
    Diagnosticsp. 258
        Gathering Informationp. 258
        Test Equipmentp. 259
        Toyota Hybridsp. 261
        Honda Hybridsp. 263
    Enginesp. 266
    Cooling Systemsp. 268
    Transmissionp. 272
    Brakesp. 275
        Electronically Controlled Brake Systemp. 276
    Steeringp. 278
    Air Conditioningp. 279
    Review Questionsp. 280
Chapter 10Fuel Cell and Other Possible Vehiclesp. 281
    Introductionp. 281
    Fuel Cell Vehiclesp. 282
    Fuel Cellsp. 283
        Types of Fuel Cellsp. 286
        Obstacles for Fuel Cell Vehiclesp. 289
    Hydrogenp. 291
        What is Hydrogen?p. 292
        Sources of Hydrogenp. 292
        Hydrogen Fuel for ICEsp. 294
        Infrastructure and Storagep. 295
        In-Vehicle Storagep. 296
    Prototype FCEVSp. 297
        DaimlerChryslerp. 298
        General Motors Corporationp. 299
        Toyotap. 301
        Hondap. 301
        Othersp. 304
    Other Alternativesp. 305
        ICE Modificationsp. 306
        Zero-Emissions Vehiclesp. 306
        Diesel Enginesp. 308
        Steam Hybridp. 308
    Review Questionsp. 310
Resourcesp. 311
Glossaryp. 312
Indexp. 320
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