This completely revised and updated edition of the 'bible of electric car books' gives the component-by-component coverage you need to convert your gas-guzzler or to build an electric powered vehicle from scratch.
Get all the information you need on the revolutionary vehicles that are gaining popularity in today's automotive industry. This easy-to-read book addresses the movement of technology towards new and upcoming electric vehicles, with a focus on the hybrids in use today and the fuel cell vehicles of tomorrow. Expansive coverage includes the political and social impact of these vehicles, as well as the basic theories of alternative vehicles as they relate to construction, electricity, batteries, and motors. The book ends with a look into the future, focusing in on vehicles under development.
The Pew Group provides one of the thirteen essays here, plainly stating that hybrid and electric cars make the United States more competitive, so why don't we see these cars everywhere? Readers will explore this issue across several topics relating to these cars, including what to do with mileage taxes, whether the government should subsidize the cars, and why China does not embrace these cars.
Investigates the development and demise of the fuel-efficient, environment-friendly electric car. Examines the Bush administration's role in the car's being peremptory pulled from production, the influence of the automobile industry and oil interests, and implications for the future of sustainable energy in the United States.
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