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