Best Reference Books – Electric Vehicles

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Electric Vehicles subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Electric Vehicles along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Electric Vehicles subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Electric Vehicles" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Electric Vehicle Technology Explained” by John Lowry and James Larminie

“Electric Vehicle Technology Explained” Book Review: This book explains the science and technology behind the important developments in electric vehicle technology. It also introduces the issues that are faced in the design and performance modelling of electric vehicles. It focuses on a full range of electric vehicles: bicycles, mobility aids, delivery vehicles and buses – not just cars. It covers all the basic technology relating to electric road vehicles – batteries, super capacitors, flywheels, fuel cells, electric motors and their controllers and system design. In addition, the book discusses the environmental benefits and disadvantages of electric vehicles and their component devices. It also includes case studies of a range of batteries, hybrids and fuel cell powered vehicles, from bicycles to buses. The book will be useful for professionals, researchers and engineers in the electric vehicle industry as well as advanced students in electrical and mechanical engineering.

2. “Modern Electric, Hybrid Electric, and Fuel Cell Vehicles: Fundamentals, Theory, and Design, Second Edition (Power Electronics and Applications Series)” by Mehrdad Ehsani and Yimin Gao

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“Modern Electric, Hybrid Electric, and Fuel Cell Vehicles: Fundamentals, Theory, and Design, Second Edition (Power Electronics and Applications Series)” Book Review: This book provides a detailed coverage of the vehicle technologies that offer the most promising solutions to the issues affecting the automotive industry. This book discusses the perspective of the overall drive train system and not just its individual components. It also includes a case study appendix that explains the Toyota Prius hybrid system. Apart from that, the book has separate chapters on drive train design methodology and control principles. Other important topics such as drivetrain architecture analysis and design methodologies, Internal Combustion Engine (ICE)-based drive trains, Electric propulsion systems, Energy storage systems and Regenerative braking are also included. The book is useful for modern automotive systems engineers, students and researchers.

3. “Electric and Hybrid Vehicles: Design Fundamentals” by Iqbal Husain

“Electric and Hybrid Vehicles: Design Fundamentals” Book Review: This book presents a comprehensive perspective of electric and hybrid vehicles and is a combination of technical details, design equations, numerical examples and case studies. Starting with some historic background, the book describes the system components, the laws of physics governing vehicle motion and the mathematical relationships within and between the components. Other important aspects such as energy sources and designing components to meet the complete vehicle specifications are also discussed in the book. The book is useful for the students and teachers of electrical, mechanical and chemical engineering.

4. “Electric Vehicle Business Models: Global Perspectives (Lecture Notes in Mobility)” by David Beeton and Gereon Meyer

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“Electric Vehicle Business Models: Global Perspectives (Lecture Notes in Mobility)” Book Review: This book is a comprehensive study on new and profitable business models in the field of electric vehicles (EV) for the mass market. This book includes approaches that address the optimization of total cost of ownership. Moreover, it presents alternative models of ownership, financing and leasing. The book presents state-of-the-art insights from international experts, including real-world case studies. The book is designed for practitioners and decision makers and may also be beneficial for research experts and graduate students.

5. “Build Your Own Electric Vehicle” by Seth Leitman and Bob Brant

“Build Your Own Electric Vehicle” Book Review: This book is a complete and detailed guide for converting an internal combustion engine vehicle to electric or building an EV from the beginning. The readers will also find out about the wide variety of EVs available for purchase and how they’re being built. The book also details all the latest developments, including AC propulsion and regenerative braking systems, intelligent controllers, batteries and charging technologies. With the help of photos, the book describes each component-motor, battery, controller, charger and chassis, and provides illustrated, step-by-step instructions on how to assemble all the parts. This book is useful for environmentalists, engineers, students and mechanics.

6. “Introduction to Hybrid Vehicle System Modeling and Control” by Wei Liu

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“Introduction to Hybrid Vehicle System Modeling and Control” Book Review: This book is a comprehensive study of hybrid vehicle system analysis and design. It provides a detailed introduction to hybrids and EVs and covers a broad spectrum of EV controls topics. This book covers all the major aspects of hybrid vehicle modeling, control, simulation, performance analysis and preliminary design. It systemically provides the basic knowledge of hybrid vehicle system configuration, main components and also details their characteristics and mathematical models. This book will be useful for engineers in developing algorithms and gain a thorough understanding of hybrid vehicle systems.

7. “Advanced Electric Drive Vehicles (Energy, Power Electronics, and Machines)” by Ali Emadi

“Advanced Electric Drive Vehicles (Energy, Power Electronics, and Machines)” Book Review: This book provides a detailed overview of Advanced Electric Drive Vehicles. It begins with an introduction to the automotive industry, discusses the need for electrification and presents the fundamentals of conventional vehicles and ICEs. It then proceeds to address the major components of electrified vehicles―i.e., power electronic converters, electric machines, electric motor controllers and energy storage systems. This book is useful for senior-level undergraduate and graduate engineering courses. It will also benefit researchers, engineers, managers and other professionals interested in transportation electrification.

8. “Electric and Hybrid Vehicles” by Tom Denton

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“Electric and Hybrid Vehicles” Book Review: This book provides a detailed overview of various important aspects of electric and hybrid vehicles. It describes the charging infrastructure, how EV technology works and how to repair and maintain hybrid and electric vehicles. It starts with an introduction to the market, covering the different types of electric vehicle, costs and emissions and the charging infrastructure. Then it goes on to explain how hybrid and electric vehicles work. A chapter on electrical technology introduces the readers to subjects such as batteries, control systems and charging. 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.

9. “Ac Motor Control And Electric Vehicle Applications” by Kwang Hee Nam

“Ac Motor Control And Electric Vehicle Applications” Book Review: This book provides a guide to the control of AC motors with a focus on its application to electric vehicles (EV). It describes the rotating magnetic flux, based on which dynamic equations are derived. The text not only deals with the induction motor, but covers the permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSM). Additionally, the control issues are discussed by taking into account the limitations of voltage and current. The latest edition includes more experimental data and expands upon the topics of inverter, pulse width modulation methods, loss minimizing control and vehicle dynamics. This book is useful for senior-level undergraduate and graduate engineering courses.

10. “Thermal Management of Electric Vehicle Battery Systems (Automotive Series)” by Ibrahim Dincer and Halil S Hamut

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“Thermal Management of Electric Vehicle Battery Systems (Automotive Series)” Book Review: This book Discusses traditional and useful technologies as well as research direction. It covers thermal management systems and their selection for different vehicles and applications. The book also includes case studies and practical examples from the industry that enable practice-oriented learning among the readers. Then it covers thermodynamic analysis and assessment methods, including those based on energy. The book also discusses exergoeconomic, exergoenvironmental and enviroeconomic techniques. The book is designed for researchers and practitioners in the industry. It is also a suitable textbook for senior-level undergraduate and graduate courses.

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