DIY Electric Car Conversion

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Electric Car Conversion Downloadable Guides

Electric Conversion Made Easy


by Gavin Shoebridge

This guide is hands-on and will take you from ideas to detailed action plan and all the way to finish a conversion.

Some of the information in this guide has taken us (and no doubt other pioneering converters) a lot of time, research online and trial and error to learn. If you buy this book you’re going to save yourself a lot of time and energy because it covers everything in great detail.

It’s the only guide we have come across that is so comprehensive that it can help someone convert a car without needing to buying additional books for more technical details, it covers technical details down to the smallest. Read More.

Build Your Own Electric Car

by Les and Jane Oke

This book can get you started on a conversion giving general background information, good information on new and second hand parts, and it includes a list of vehicles known to be good for converting to electric.

They talk a lot about using second hand parts and saving money as well as being enhusiastic about conversions and what it means to the environment. In line with this they give you extra e-books free to help show you how you can take your home off the grid and become self sufficient . Read More.

Electricity 4 Gas

by Peter Millward

Electricity for Gas is an e-book which is simple and easy to read. It’s a good reference for people just starting on their search for information about how to convert their car to electric.

The book gives a start-to-finish outline of the steps for doing a conversion. The diagrams are accurate and complete.

At the end of this book is a complete Part Suppliers List which is helpful because it saves you time researching.

Also included is a long list of International Electric Vehicle Associations (we recommend that you join one near you). . Read More.

Electric Car Conversion Books

Build Your Own Electric Vehicle (2008)

by Seth Leitman Bob Brant

The first edition of this book published in 1993 was immensely popular.

The updated edition includes technological advances and new parts that are readily available on the market today.

The book describes in details the components — motor, battery, controller, charger, and chassis—and gives step-by-step instructions on how to put them all together.

This book is another book written for the hobbyist at home and covers. EV vs. Combustible Engine Overview, Environmental and Energy Savings, EV Evolution since the First Electric Car, Current Purchase and Conversion Costs, Chassis and Design; Today’s Best Motors, Battery Discharging/Charging Styles, Electrical Systems, Licensing and Insurance Issues, Driving, Maintenance, and more . Read More.

Build Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle

by Seth Leitman

Build Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle does not really tell you exactly how to build your own plug-in hybrid. The author suggests the actual building should be left to experts.

This book tells more about what kits are available, and how to plan and participate in the conversion.

Written by Seth Leitman who co-authored ‘Build Your Own Electric Vehicle’ (above) and he borrows a lot of the same text from that book.

The main difference is that Seth Leitman did a conversion of a Prius to a plug-in hybrid with lead-acid batteries which is discussed in this text. He shares some invaluable tips and insights . Read More.

Convert It (1993)

by Michael P. Brown with Shari Prange

This book is a great step by step guide that pretty much any novice could follow to convert a petrol car to full electric.

It is not written for the engineer in the laboratory, but for the home mechanic building his own car, and for the average person behind the wheel.

However, this book was written in 1993, and needs to be updated. Technologies have changed (batteries, motors, controllers), and the cars to convert have changed . Read More.

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Hybrid Vehicles: and the Future of Personal Transportation

by Allen Fuhs

It is not a conversion guide but is an interesting read filled with lots of practical nuts and bolts calculations that will appeal to the armchair engineer who enjoys interpreting numbers and juggling costs, pay offs, and alternatives in range, fuel consumption and weights.

It covers the electrical and mechanical aspects of the hybrid to illustrate the important tradeoffs of each. Many of his explanations start with basic physics, which allows everyone to follow the analysis.

It covers the commercial aspects of hybrids (vehicle size, options, weight, etc.) and explains the nuances of various vehicle rating systems (a discussion definitely of value to consumers). Also discussed is the merits of these vehicles and their role in solving the world’s energy problems . Read More.

Electric Vehicle Technology Explained

by James Larminie and John Lowry

This book covers all aspects of the design, efficiencies and considerations for designing an EV.

It is a technical book perfect for anyone wanting to understand EV technology.

Including more than 160 diagrams and pictures, this book explains the science and technology behind important developments.

The book covers a full range of electric vehicle including bicycles, mobility aids, delivery vehicles and buses – not just cars.

This is a technical book that professionals, researchers and engineers in the electric vehicle industry as well as advanced students in electrical and mechanical engineering will benefit from . Read More.

Modern Electric, Hybrid Electric, and Fuel Cell Vehicles

by Ali Emadi, Mehrdad Ehsani and Yimin Gao

This book is for practicing engineers, students and other professionals who are working in automotive-related industries as a reference to fully understand the essentials of this new technology.

This book speaks from the perspective of the overall drive train system and not just its individual components.

Included is a case study appendix that breaks down the Toyota Prius hybrid system, three chapters on drive train design methodology and control principles, a chapter on the fundamentals of Regenerative Braking, mathematics, comprehensive coverage of vehicle performance characteristics, EV and HEV configurations, control strategies, modelling, and simulations for modern vehicles.

This is a useful in-depth resource and comprehensive reference for modern automotive systems engineers, students, and researchers . Read More.

BAIC E150 EV Electric Cars
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