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Hybrid, electric & fuel-cell vehicles

Author: Jack Erjavec
Publisher: Clifton Park, NJ : Delmar Cengage Learning, ©2013.
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Erjavec, Jack.
Hybrid, electric & fuel-cell vehicles.
Clifton Park, NJ : Delmar Cengage Learning, ©2013
(OCoLC)768800849
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Erjavec
ISBN: 9781621986942 1621986942
OCLC Number: 853660041
Notes: Includes index.
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. 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. 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.
Other Titles: Hybrid, electric and fuel-cell vehicles
Responsibility: Jack Erjavec.

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