If you are a lover of electric vehicles and share the same craze for them as we at EV Duniya do, then you are going to love this blog. EV Duniya has come up with an amazing list of electric vehicle books that would provide a delightful read to anyone who is interested in electric vehicles.
These top 6 must read books for any EV enthusiast offer a great way to plug into the body of work, journey to inventions, motivating life stories of prominent names in the world of electric vehicles, both from past and present. Get wired with the knowledge of how did it all start and what exactly is going on.
Check out this list of top 6 electric vehicle books that any EV enthusiast must read:
- Elon Musk | Author: Ashlee Vance
- My Inventions | Author: Nikola Tesla
- The Electric Vehicle Conversion Handbook | Author: Mark J. Warner
- Electric & Hybrid Vehicles | Author: A.K.Babu
- DIY Lithium Batteries | Author: Micah Toll
- It’s Not About The Bike | Author: Lance Armstrong
1. Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future
This book is all you need to know about the formation and growth of the two companies mentioned in the title. Along with that, it is basically Musk in a book. You can’t not know about Musk if you are an EV lover. He is the co-founder of Tesla Motors, a world-renowned electric vehicle manufacturer and clean energy company, and founder of SpaceX, which aims to reduce the cost of space transportation. Read about the inspiration behind the Iron man series and his inventions in this book, brilliantly written by Ashlee Vance
About the author: Ashlee Vance is an American business columnist and author. He is a technology reporter and an award-winning feature writer with Bloomberg BusinessWeek Magazine and has worked with The Economist and The New York Times.
2. My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla(1857-1943) was the revolutionary scientist who made major inventions and discoveries in the fields of electricity and magnetism. The legendary visionary has a long list of inventions under his name, including the radio, wireless energy, robotics, and much more.
Tesla’s autobiography, “My Inventions” provides information about his life and the various myths related to it, discusses his major discoveries and innovations like the magnifying transmitter, the Tesla coil, and the rotation field.
Read about the mindset and process that goes before inventing the genius of his times in this autobiography. The book teleports the reader to the Industrial Age and its most tragic thinker’s aberrant life, making it an ideal read for historians, scientists, striving inventors, and science lovers.
3. The Electric Vehicle Conversion Handbook
You can totally turn your or any petrol or diesel-powered vehicle into an electric vehicle! Sounds difficult or even impossible? Well, this book by Mark J. Warner makes it quite easy for you to do that actually. This book is a complete guide on how to transform an internal combustion-powered vehicle into an EV. It also discusses the advantages of an EV, basic EV operations, their subsystems and components, customization, repair, and maintenance of vehicles.
About the author: Mark J. Warner is a recognized wellness author, a public speaker, a private-industry consultant and an award winning teacher.
4. Electric & Hybrid Vehicles
This book by A.K. Babu is a good read for students pursuing Automobile Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. It will help you to understand the fundamentals of electric vehicles (EVs), hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), and fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) and will give you a good head-start in the field.
There are chapters in this book that discuss alternative vehicles with different power trains which are compared in terms of lifetime cost, fuel consumption, and environmental impact. The book reviews the excellence of the current models of hybrid and electric vehicles along with the powertrain solutions used by the major automakers. Other topics included are performance, cost, safety, configuration, control strategy and sustainability of battery systems for electric vehicles (EVs), including nickel-metal hydride batteries and Li-ion batteries.
About the Author: A.K.Babu holds a M.E. degree in Automobile Engineering from Madras Institute of Technology (MIT), Anna University, with an experience of 18 years in teaching, research and industry. He has also served in other countries like Malaysia, Ethiopia and Eritrea. He is actively engaged in research on alternative fuels for Internal Combustion Engines.
5. DIY Lithium Batteries: How to Build Your Own Battery Packs
As the title suggests, this Amazon’s Best Selling book tells you everything about DIY lithium batteries. Written with love by Micah Toll, this book covers everything from a background on all the different types of lithium battery cells, to theory on pack design and connection methods. The contents of the book include a vast variety of topics like Sourcing lithium battery cells, Cell ratings, battery layouts along with construction methods, Charging lithium batteries, Increasing cycle life, Disposing of old lithium batteries and a lot more.
About the author: Micah Toll is a mechanical engineer by qualification and a complete electric vehicle enthusiast, battery nerd. His other bestselling books are DIY Solar Power, The Ultimate DIY Ebike Guide and Electric Motorcycles 2019.
6. It’s Not About The Bike: My Journey Back to Life
This book is not exactly about EVs but we have included it in our list as it will give you all the motivation you need. The motivation to stay fit, to never give up, and to come back stronger from even impossibly difficult situations. Lance Armstrong shows immense power of human spirit and it is inspiring to read his story of getting diagnosed with life threatening cancer, everybody losing hope but him and how he fought everything that went against him and showed that world how to win!
About the author: Lance Armstrong was born on September 18, 1971 in Plano, Texas, U.S., he was an American cyclist, who was the only rider to win seven Tour de France titles (1999–2005).
We are quite sure the Electric Vehicle Books we have listed here will motivate & boost your journey towards EV studies.
Please do let us know if you come across any other interesting books on EVs. Ultimately, we are all here to learn and grow together!