The Electric Vehicle Coversion Handbook describes the process of converting an internal combustion-powered car or truck to electric power. Owning an electric vehicle (EV) means never having to pump gasoline into your car's tank again. EVs are less expensive to operate, help decrease dependence of foreign oil, and provide a tax incentive. With the information in this book, almost anyone with basic mechanical skills can build their own EV for a modest amount of money and effort. Included are sections on- Major EV subsystems and components Basic EV operation Tips on purchasing equipment General dos and don'ts Basic electricity and electrical circuits Torque, work, energy, and power How to register an EV Glossary of technical terms and EV terminology Project vehicles Whether you want a simple, no-frills electric daily commuter, a weekend street rod, or a high-performance electric sports car, author and engineer Mark Warner explains the entire conversion process in easy-to-understand detail.