Electric and Hybrid Cars

Electric and Hybrid Cars

A History

Book - 2005
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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 history 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; the history of efforts to overcome technological challenges associated with electric vehicles; a history of marketing strategies; and a synopsis of attitudes towards these vehicles throughout their existence. An appendix lists important dates in the history of electric cars, and a glossary defines
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2005
ISBN: 9780786418725
Branch Call Number: 629.2293 AND NVD
Additional Contributors: Anderson, Judy 1946-
Alternative Title: Electric and hybrid cars


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