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Seth Leitman, (Briarcliff Manor, NY) is currently President and Managing Member of the ETS Energy Store, LCC, which provides energy efficiency, electric transportation and organic, natural, and sustainable products for business and home use (from energ-efficient bulbs to electric vehicle conversion referrals). Previously, he worked for the New York State Power Authority and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, where he helped develop, market, and manage electric and hybrid vehicle programs serving New York State and the New York metropolitan area. Seth is the consulting editor for the "Green Guru Guides" series of books, which focus on implementing environmentally friendly technologies and making them work for you. Seth created and maintains a green living blog (www.greenlivingguy.com), and is the author of Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Second Edition (McGraw-Hill, 9/08).