The time has come for electric vehicles. The electric vehicle (EV) movement has spread to many different levels of public opinion. Al Gore and Leonardo DiC aprio recently produced a film about the need to support the environment and how oil and energy have created the global warming problem our world now faces.
Al Gore was just awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his discussion of global warming/climate change and his call to action. Oil prices have recently hovered around $140 per barrel or $4.50 per gallon.
EVs solve many problems quickly. Electric vehicles avoid high energy prices. The cost of charging an electric vehicle is negligible. Electric vehicles have zero emissions. While they charge with electricity from power plants, they can also charge with electricity from solar, wind, and other renewable sources.
In addition, when comparing the emissions from power plants to gasoline emissions for all vehicles on the road, EV is always cleaner. Furthermore, the cleaner the power plants and the more our power plants reduce their emissions, the cleaner our electric cars will be.
About the Book
This new edition of Build Your Own Electric Vehicle (EV) includes all the content that made the first edition so popular, while adding all the technological advances and new parts that are now available on the market. Build Your Own EV is an environmentally fast track to acool-looking electric vehicle in an environmentally friendly, ecologically sound, and cost-effective manner. The book describes each component-motor, battery, controller, charger, and chassis- in detail and provides step-by-step instructions on how to put them together.