Electric Vehicle Technology Explained

This book is a guide to the principles, design and applications of electric vehicle (EV) technology. It offers an engineering-based evaluation of electric motor scooters, cars, buses and trains. This updated third edition includes new chapters on types of electric vehicles, including pickup and linear motors, overall efficiencies and energy consumption, and power generation, particularly for zero carbon emissions. Expanded chapters update the latest types of EV and batteries, battery technology and other rechargeable devices, fuel cells, hydrogen supply, controllers, EV modeling, ancillary system design, and EV and the environment. Case studies and practical examples are provided that illustrate how carbon emissions can be substantially reduced by electric vehicles, as well as reliance on fossil fuels. Concept models, electric and high-speed trains, and developments in magnetic levitation and linear motors are included, as well as an examination of EV efficiencies, sustainable power generation and energy consumption.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Second Edition
  • Features: Appendices; References;
  • Pagination: 339p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01484167
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781119942733
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 17 2013 7:54PM