Seth Leitman (The Green Living Guy) is the Author of Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Build Your Own Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle, Solar Energy DeMystified, Green Lighting and Series Editor to McGraw-Hill on The Green Guru Guides.
Seth Leitman also just released the book Build Your Own Electric Vehicle in Oct 2008. This book shows how to convert cars to purely electric.
Seth worked for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) on marketing and managing alternative-fueled vehicle (AFV) and electric vehicle (EV) programs throughout the State of New York.
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
At NYSERDA, Leitman was the Project Manager for the Clean Fuel Bus Program that funded over $100 million to the incremental cost of alternative fueled vehicle buses.
Seth also learned about green buildings and indoor air quality in schools and how it children and asthma rates; having an indirect impact on environmental justice.
Then Leitman knew: school buses and the school own energy consumption affect the bottom line, indoor air quality for the students and pollution from power plants.
New York Power Authority (NYPA)
In 2000, Seth worked for the New York Power Authority (NYPA). At NYPA, Leitman created the NYPA/TH!NK Clean Commute Program which leased 100 electric vehicles in the New York Metropolitan Area.
This program was covered by USA Today, Associated Press, Reuters, New York Times, CNN, Good Morning America, the Today Show, and others. This is the largest electric vehicle station car program worldwide.
While at NYPA, Seth also worked on the donation program for low speed vehicles. The two companies invovled were Global Electric Motor Cars (GEM) and the TH!NK Neighbor (previously from Ford Motor Company across New York State.
He also is Managing Member for a green online store and consulting company: ETS Energy Store, LLC.
Leitman is also published with the Electric Power Research Institute and the US Department of Energy.