by Bob Brant
|Electric vehicles have many advantages
over their gas-powered counterparts. They're ecologically sound, much
cheaper to operate, and require almost no routine maintenance. Drivers
can enjoy the clean-running convenience and economy of an electric
vehicle for as much as it costs to buy a new car. This illustrated guide
explains step by step how to build an inexpensive EV from a kit or
convert an existing internal combustion engine.
by Lynn Ellen Doxon
|Do you want to escape rising gasoline
prices? You can make your own fuel and here is how. The Alcohol Fuel
handbook, first published in 1980, presents knowledge gained through the
extensive practical experience of the author and her then partner,
Robert Brautigam, in the production of ethanol for fuel. Now updated and
revised, the book is increasingly relevant as gasoline prices rise.
Learn to produce fuel alcohol, use the byproducts, modify engines to run
on ethanol and deal with government regulations.
by Jim Wortham
|Forget the rising gasoline prices. Now
you can fuel you car, truck, motorcycle or RV without gasoline. Don't
let the rising gasoline prices choke your budget and cause sleepless
nights. Jim Wortham began his study of alternative energy in 1979 when
he compiled research and car conversion information for this book. Jim
was part of a grassroots movement to convert cars, trucks, motorcycles,
lawnmowers and farm machinery to run on legally made home distilled
alcohol. Jim explains how most anyone can get a permit to make alcohol
fuel, how to make a moonshine still, how to distill alcohol, and
provides photos and instructions of car engine modifications.
by Michael Brown
|This book is the leading how-to
resource for electric car conversions. It combines Brown's years of
professional automotive experience with down-to-earth language even an
automotive beginner can understand. It is not written for the engineer
in the laboratory, but for the home mechanic building his own car, and
for the average person behind the wheel. Brown speaks to the reader as
if talking to a friend in his garage. Before lifting a wrench, Brown
answers the most frequently asked questions about electric cars: how
fast will it go, how far will it go, how long will the batteries last,
how pollution-free is it really, and many more.