Forward drive: the race to build "clean" cars for the future
Sierra Club Books, 26. 6. 2001 - Počet stran: 304
As alternative-fuel cars from major auto makers enter the U.S. market - promising far better performance and range than the disappointing electric vehicles (EVs) of past decades - "clean" cars are no longer being relegated to side-show status; they're about to take center stage.
Forward Drive presents the fascinating story of the race to build the cars of the future - ones that can help to address the problems that have accompanied the rise and spread of traditional gas-powered cars. The book traces the history of automobile development, including early attempts to create practical electric vehicles, and explores new technologies for "clean" cars, especially hybrid (gas/electric) drives and hydrogen fuel cells.
In his research, Motavalli conducted extensive interviews with "early adopters" of alternative vehicles, energy researchers, and key auto-industry figures, giving us a clear picture of how U.S. and foreign auto makers are getting serious about "clean" cars. With his passion for automobiles and knowledge of their history and workings, he presents an insightful, informative, and highly readable book about these revolutionary cars.
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Steering attention away from "electric" cars, this new volume focuses instead on the newest technologies that will produce cleaner, less wasteful, full-service cars. Motavalli interviewed energy researchers, early adopters of alternative-fuel vehicles, and key auto industry figures to produce this uniquely insightful look at the future of "clean" cars. Unfortunately, since the author is editor of E: The Environmental Magazine and this book is published by the Sierra Club, there is an inordinate amount of carping and finger-pointing at the auto industry for allegedly dragging its collective feet. But the author does outline new research into hybrid vehicles that use both small gasoline engines and electric generators. These have recently borne fruit as new products that overcome many of the problems of electric cars. In spite of its sometimes strident and reactionary indictments of auto manufacturers, this book presents the latest research, which is already producing "clean" cars for our roads. Recommended for public, transportation, and research libraries.--Eric C. Shoaf, Brown Univ. Lib., Providence ...
Review: Forward Drive: The Race to Build "Clean" Cars for the FutureRecenze od uživatele - Bryan - Goodreads
Looks like a rip-off of my advisor's book (or vice versa). I'll have to check it out... Přečíst celou recenzi
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