9780132784849

Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles

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  • ISBN13:

    9780132784849

  • ISBN10:

    013278484X

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/1/2012
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

This fully updated text brings covers all topics needed to teach a modern service technician's course on hybrid electric vehicles. HYBRID AND ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLES, 3/ecombines all essential background information, as well as up-to-date vehicle specific information on the latest makes. Now in full color throughout, this edition offers over 140 new color line drawings and photographs. It adds new coverage of the Chevrolet Volt, Tesla, and Nissan Leaf; the Buick LaCrosse mild hybrid; two-mode operation and transmission operation; high-voltage and auxiliary battery locations; the SAE J1772 electric vehicle plug; Level 1, 2 and 3 charging stations; and the latest alternative fuels. It also covers both engine performance (ASE A8 content) and advanced engine performance (ASE L1 content), enabling instructors to teach both ASE areas without requiring separate texts.

Table of Contents

1. Carbon-Based Fuels and the Environment

2. Introduction to Hybrid Vehicles

3. Internal Combustion Engine Systems

4. Gasoline

5. Alternative Fuels

6. Diesel and Biodiesel Fuels

7 . Hybrid Batteries and Battery Service

8. Electric Motors, Generators, and Controls

9. Regenerative Braking System

10. Hybrid Vehicle Transmissions and Transaxles

11. Hybrid Vehicle Heating and Air Conditioning

12. Honda Hybrid Vehicles

13. Toyota/Lexus Hybrid Vehicles

14. Ford/Mercury Hybrid Vehicles

15. General Motors Hybrid Vehicles

16. Fuel Cells and Advanced Technologies

17. Hybrid Safety and Service Procedures

18. First Responder Procedures

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