Build Your Own Electric Bicycle by Matthew SlinnBuild Your Own Electric Bicycle by Matthew Slinn

Build Your Own Electric Bicycle

byMatthew Slinn

Paperback | June 14, 2010

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Building an Electric Bicycle From the Ground Up

Filled with do-it-yourself project, this hands-on manual gives you all the technical information and easy-to-follow instructions you need to assemble and customize an electric bike.

Build Your Own Electric Bicycle gets you on the road on a reliable, economical, environmentally friendly ride. Inside, you'll find complete coverage of every component, including motors, controllers, batteries, and frames, as well as details on soldering, electrical wiring, safety, and other essential skills. The book covers commercially available electric bicycles and shows you how to make modifications and upgrades for improved power, speed, range, and safety. Pictures, diagrams, and charts illustrate each step along the way. With this how-to guide on hand, you'll be riding your own tricked-out electric bike in no time!


  • Energy savings and environmental benefits
  • Electrical, battery, and road safety
  • Long-range, folding, and high-power bikes
  • Hub motor kits
  • Motors, controllers, and batteries
  • Electrical connections and wiring
  • Brakes
  • Troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair
  • Performance and safety modifications
Matthew Slinn is an experienced research scientist and process engineer. His specialist skills include electric vehicle building and expertise in fuel cell and battery systems. Matthew was a senior chemist at Green Biodiesel.
Title:Build Your Own Electric BicycleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.3 × 7.4 × 0.54 inPublished:June 14, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071606211

ISBN - 13:9780071606219


Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. Your First Electric Bicycle; Chapter 3. Build Your Own Electric Bicycle; Chapter 4. Electric Bicycle Components; Chapter 5. How to Maintain and Repair Electric Bicycles; Chapter 6. Projects for Electric Bicycles; Glossary of Terms; References; Index