© 2016 – Routledge
198 pages | 68 Color Illus. | 42 B/W Illus.
Full coverage of IMI Level 2 Award in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Operation and Maintenance, IMI Level 3 Award in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Repair and Replacement, IMI Accreditation, C&G and other EV/Hybrid courses.
The first book on electric and hybrid vehicles (endorsed by the IMI) starts with an introduction to the market, covering 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 fault finding, servicing, repair and first-responder information. Case studies are used throughout to illustrate different technologies.
1. Electric vehicles introduction 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. Case studies