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Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition

By James D. Halderman, Tony Martin

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Feb 11, 2010

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For courses in Hybrid Vehicles, New Automotive Technologies, and Alternative Fuels.


Designed for service technicians and automotive students, Hybrids and Alternative Fuel Vehicles, 2e, offers practical coverage of hybrid vehicles. Beginning with the fundamentals, the book discusses historical trends and environmental concerns, followed by separate chapters detailing each major hybrid system.  The text highlights products from leading manufacturers, making the information easy to incorporate into an existing course. Throughout the text, ample photos and illustrations, as well as features such as Real World Fix boxes, help readers effectively understand and service hybrid vehicles.

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.  Hybrid Safety and Service Procedures

13.  First Responder Procedures

14.  Honda Hybrid Vehicles

15.  Toyota/Lexus Hybrid Vehicles

16.  Ford/Mercury Hybrid Vehicles

17.  General Motors Hybrid Vehicles

18.  Fuel Cells and Advanced Technologies

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Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition
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$59.80 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-512327-0