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Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle


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Table of Contents

  1. Electric Motorcycles: Hybrid; Fuel Cell; Advanced Battery; Advantages/Disadvantages
  2. Cross-Country Journey
  3. Electric Vehicle History
  4. Design Options: Charts & Graphs; Do's and don'ts; Safety Issues and Precautions
  5. Vehicle Conversion: Center of gravity; Braking; Fork angle and rake; Tire Selection; Suspension; Transmission
  6. Selection of Parts: Considerations about weight of chassis, batteries
  7. Technical Resources: Battery Calculations; Wind Forces; Drag Forces; Angle of Incline; Motor Power; Energy Density; Weight; Gear Ratios
  8. Electric Motors
  9. Motor Controllers: Operation; Solutions; Wiring and Safety, diagrams
  10. Batteries: Battery History; Technology explained; Options
  11. Battery Chargers: Explanation of electrical systems
  12. Sources, parts, companies, and experts
  13. Formulas, Calculations & References

About the Author

Carl Vogel is the president of Vogelbuilt Corporation, a research, engineering, and development company for alternative fuels and alternative fueled vehicles. Vogelbuilt is in the process of building a renewable fueling station. Carl is also the president of the Long Island Chapter of the Electrical Automotive Association. Prior to that, he worked at Festo Corporation and Curtis instruments, planning and designing robotic and programmable logic controller applications, as well as designing solid state motor controllers for electric vehicles. Carl also taught at SUNY Farmingdale, expanding the electric vehicle and fuel cell operations on campus.

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