Electric and Hybrid Cars: A History

Electric and Hybrid Cars: A History

by Judy Anderson, Judy Anderson, Curtis D. Anderson
     
 

Far from being a modern conception, electric cars were among the first vehicles on the road. In the formative days of the automobile, a third of cars were electric, and they challenged internal combustion engine-driven vehicles for primacy. Economic and environmental concerns have periodically revived widespread interest in electric cars and hybrid vehicles, and

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Far from being a modern conception, electric cars were among the first vehicles on the road. In the formative days of the automobile, a third of cars were electric, and they challenged internal combustion engine-driven vehicles for primacy. Economic and environmental concerns have periodically revived widespread interest in electric cars and hybrid vehicles, and the quest for a non- or less-polluting vehicle that meets consumer's performance demands continues today. The story of the electric car is a long one, and it is still being written.

This illustrated history of electric and hybrid vehicles covers the companies that produced various models; the politics that have surrounded them; the environmental aspects of electric and hybrid vehicles versus internal combustion engines; efforts to overcome technological challenges associated with electric vehicles; marketing strategies through the decades; and public attitudes towards these vehicles throughout their existence. An appendix lists important dates in the history of electric cars, and a glossary defines associated acronyms.

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Old Cars Weekly
brimming with facts
C&RL News
"full discussions of the technologies involved and their impact on the environment are provided"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786418725
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Pages:
199
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.74(d)

Meet the Author

Curtis D. Anderson is a pharmacist in Beaverton, Oregon. A former research analyst, website reviewer, and researcher, he is an avid auto racing fan and studies military history. Judy Anderson is head reference & instruction librarian at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon. She lives in Beaverton, Oregon.

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