Future Drive: Electric Vehicles and Sustainable Transportation

Future Drive: Electric Vehicles and Sustainable Transportation

by Daniel Sperling
     
 

ISBN-10: 155963328X

ISBN-13: 9781559633284

Pub. Date: 12/28/1994

Publisher: Island Press

In Future Drive, Daniel Sperling addresses the adverse energy and environmental consequences of increased travel, and analyzes current initiatives to suggest strategies for creating a more environmentally benign system of transportation. Groundbreaking proposals are constructed around the idea of electric propulsion as the key to a sustainable transportation

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Overview

In Future Drive, Daniel Sperling addresses the adverse energy and environmental consequences of increased travel, and analyzes current initiatives to suggest strategies for creating a more environmentally benign system of transportation. Groundbreaking proposals are constructed around the idea of electric propulsion as the key to a sustainable transportation and energy system. Other essential elements include the ideas that:

  • improving technology holds more promise than large-scale behavior modification
  • technology initiatives must be matched with regulatory and policy initiatives
  • government intervention should be flexible and incentive-based, but should also embrace selective technology-forcing measures
  • more diversity and experimentation is needed with regard to vehicles and energy technologies
Sperling evaluates past and current attempts to influence drivers and vehicle use, and articulates a clear and compelling vision of the future. He formulates a coherent and specific set of principles, strategies, and policies for redirecting the United States and other countries onto a new sustainable pathway.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559633284
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
12/28/1994
Edition description:
1
Pages:
175
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

About Island Press,
Title Page,
Copyright Page,
Dedication,
Preface,
Acknowledgments,
CHAPTER 1 - Transportation as if People Mattered,
CHAPTER 2 - Sifting the Wheat from the Chaff,
CHAPTER 3 - Toward Electric Propulsion Towa ectric Propulsion,
CHAPTER 4 - Neighborhood Electric Vehicles,
CHAPTER 5 - Fuel Cells,
CHAPTER 6 - Hybrid Vehicles: Always Second Best?,
CHAPTER 7 - Accelerating Regulatory Reform,
CHAPTER 8 - Technology Policy for Sustainable Transportation,
Notes,
Index,
Island Press Board of Directors,

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