People sometimes ask me which books I recommend to learn more about working on electric vehicle projects.

The latest I really enjoyed was Micah Toll’s DIY Lithium Batteries: How to Build Your Own Battery Packs.
The 136 page book really walks you through the basics of battery types and chemistries and then quickly gets into how they work, and how you build packs. It demystifies BMS, and covers practical aspects, such as how you actually use shrink wrap to finish a pack. The last section of the book is sample projects – ranging from a simple power bank all the up to an electric car battery pack.

Highly recommended.
You can get your copy at Amazon.

I also just got a copy of ICE FREE: Electric Vehicle Technology for Builders and Convertors, by John Hardy. Haven’t read it yet, but it looks good!

There are LOTS of great books out there to get you started on converting a car to electric. Check some out at your local library, or check out this list of books on Amazon!

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1 luis Z May 23, 2020 at 5:42 pm

Good morning Bem.! I am a súper fan of tour YouTube channel. I would like to know if you consulting still available. I would like to talk to you and see if you could help me.

I am interesting in build the OpenRevold project for fun and i would to know more about it, and where I could find the files.

2 Ben N May 23, 2020 at 6:21 pm

Hi Luis,

All the files I have related to the Open Revolt are at this link –

Consulting is available at:


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