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Author Motavalli, Jim.

Title Forward drive : the race to build the car of the future / Jim Motavalli
Published London : Earthscan, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 258 pages)
Contents Ch. 1. Pulling the plug : a brief history of alternative motion -- ch. 2. A dizzying ride : internal combustion's rapid rise and coming decline -- ch. 3. Engines of ingenuity : new technologies for the clean car -- ch. 4. Road warriors and early adopters : living with a battery-powered EV -- ch. 5. U-turn : getting serious about green cars -- ch. 6. The global green car : Europe on the fast track -- ch. 7. A new sun rises in Japan -- ch. 8. Thinking about tomorrow : visionaries, pessimists and investors at the crossroads -- ch. 9. Clearing the air : clean cars and sustainable transportation in the 21st century
Summary This comprehensive account of the past, present and future of the automobile examines the key trends, key technologies and key players involved in the race to develop clean, environmentally friendly vehicles that are affordable and that do not compromise on safety or design. Undertaking a rigorous interrogation of our global dependency on oil, the author demonstrates just how unwise and unnecessary this is in light of current developments such as the fuel cell revolution and the increasing viability of hybrid cars, which use both petrol and electricity - innovations that could signal a new era
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-247) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Fuel cells
Hybrid electric cars
Fuel cells.
Hybrid electric cars.
TRANSPORTATION -- Automotive -- Antique & Classic.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1849776156