3rd Edition

Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

By Tom Denton, Hayley Pells Copyright 2024
    260 Pages 329 Color & 41 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    260 Pages 329 Color & 41 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    260 Pages 329 Color & 41 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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.


    Tom Denton is the leading UK automotive author with a teaching career spanning from lecturer to head of automotive engineering in a large college. His numerous bestselling textbooks have been endorsed by all leading professional organisations and are used by automotive students and technicians across the world.

    Hayley Pells is Policy Manager at the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), an experienced MOT tester, and owner of award-winning Avia Sports Cars Ltd. She is a versatile automotive aftermarket writer, regularly published since 2007, an authoritative public speaker and consultant specialising in digital literacy, blended learning, and electric vehicle technology.