Hybrid, Electric and Fuel-Cell Vehicles

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Author: Jack Erjavec; Jeff Arias
Edition: 001
Product Type: Bound Book
ISBN 13: 9781401881085
ISBN 10: 1401881084
Copyright: 2007

Price: $250.95

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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.

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  • Discussions concerning pure electric vehicles, hybrids, and fuel cell vehicles include their operation and construction, and the advantages and disadvantages of each
  • Information on the maintenance and service of electric vehicles embraces the true costs of owning and operating them, and features various tax incentive programs that are available to consumers
  • Coverage addressing vehicle range and fuel economy includes vehicle physics, regenerative braking, aerodynamics, and fuel consumption of various electric models

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