Electric Vehicle Technology Explained

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 11, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 344 pages

Fully updated throughout, Electric Vehicle Technology, Second Edition, is a complete guide to the principles, design and applications of electric vehicle technology. Including all the latest advances, it presents clear and comprehensive coverage of the major aspects of electric vehicle development and offers an engineering-based evaluation of electric motor scooters, cars, buses and trains.

This new edition includes:

  • important 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 updating the latest types of EV, types of batteries, battery technology and other rechargeable devices, fuel cells, hydrogen supply, controllers, EV modeling, ancillary system design, and EV and the environment
  • brand new practical examples and case studies illustrating how electric vehicles can be used to substantially reduce carbon emissions and cut down reliance on fossil fuels
  • futuristic concept models, electric and high-speed trains and developments in magnetic levitation and linear motors
  • an examination of EV efficiencies, energy consumption and sustainable power generation.

MATLAB® examples can be found on the companion website www.wiley.com/go/electricvehicle2e

Explaining the underpinning science and technology, this book is essential for practicing electrical, automotive, power, control and instrumentation engineers working in EV research and development. It is also a valuable reference for academics and students in automotive, mechanical, power and electrical engineering.


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Types of Electric VehiclesEV Architecture
Electricity Supply
Fuel Cells
Hydrogen as a FuelIts Production
Electric Machines and their Controllers
Electric Vehicle Modelling
Design Considerations
Design of Ancillary Systems
Efficiencies and Carbon Release Comparison
Power Generation for TransportParticularly
Recent Electric Vehicles
The Future of Electric Vehicles

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About the author (2012)

Dr John Lowry, Acenti Designs Ltd., Swindon, UK
Dr John Lowry is an engineer who has worked in industry and academia. He studied for his PhD at Queen Mary College, London University, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, a Fellow of the Energy Institute and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology. He was a Principal Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University from 1983 to 2001. He has acted as a consultant to numerous organisations in the UK and abroad and has been a consultant to the UN.

Mr James Larminie, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK
James Larminie is a Principal Lecturer and is Director of Postgraduate Studies in the School of Technology at Oxford Brookes University. He co-authored the first edition of Electric Vehicle Technology Explained with Jon Lowry, which was published by John Wiley & Sons in 2003.

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