Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Edition number: 3
Publisher: Routledge
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No. of pages:260 pages
Size:246x189 mm
Weight:480 g
Illustrations: 41 Illustrations, black & white; 329 Illustrations, color; 1 Halftones, black & white; 226 Halftones, color; 40 Line drawings, black & white; 103 Line drawings, color; 20 Tables, black & white; 20 Tables, color
Short description:

This new edition includes new case studies and illustrations and is extensively updated especially for batteries, charging and the high voltage pathway. It covers the different vehicles, costs and emissions, and the charging infrastructure, plus batteries, motors, control systems, and maintenance and repair.

Long description:

Electric and hybrid vehicles are now the present, not the future. This straightforward and highly illustrated full-colour textbook is endorsed by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) and introduces the subject for further education and undergraduate students as well as technicians and workshop owners, with sections for drivers who are interested to know more.

This new edition contains extensively updated content, especially on batteries, charging and the high-voltage pathway and includes all new case studies and new images, photos and flow charts throughout. It covers the different types of electric vehicle, costs and emissions and the charging infrastructure before moving on to explain how hybrid and electric vehicles work. A chapter on electrical technology introduces learners to subjects such as batteries, control systems and charging, which are then covered in more detail within their own chapters. The book also covers the maintenance and repair procedures of these vehicles, including diagnostics, servicing, repair and first-responder information.

The book is particularly suitable for students studying towards IMI Level 1 Award in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Awareness, IMI Level 2 Award in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Operation and Maintenance, IMI Level 3 Award in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Repair and Replacement, IMI Level 4 Award in the Diagnosis, Testing and Repair of Electric/Hybrid Vehicles and Components, IMI accreditation, City & Guilds (C&G) and all other EV/hybrid courses.

Table of Contents:

1. Introduction to electric vehicles.  2. Safe working, tools and hazard management.  3. Electrical and electronic principles.  4. Electric vehicle technology.  5. Batteries.  6. Motors and control systems.  7. Charging.  8. Maintenance, repairs, and replacement.  9. Diagnostics.  10. High voltage pathway for the independent workshop.