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Electric and Hybrid Vehicles: Power Sources, Models, Sustainability

Gianfranco Pistoia

Electric and Hybrid Vehicles: Power Sources, Models, Sustainability, Infrastructure and the Market is not just a book, it's a very inclusive handbook of all that is electric--where vehicles are concerned, that is. Covering the entire alternative energy power system, the book discusses how the battery has evolved, the potential for fuel cell technology and other energy-related developments. Vehicles are described in terms of performance, their fuel economy and impact on the environment, along with cost. It also gives a glimpse of electric vehicles proposed by the major automakers. With multiple authors, the book will appeal to electrochemists, engineers, environmentalists and car enthusiasts alike. Universities, industries and institutions are likely to keep it on the shelf, but for the very enthusiastic EV-loving consumer, it offers some interesting easy-chair page turning even if not digested in whole.
This multi-author, 670-page handbook provides information on alternative vehicular power systems, encompassing advances in the rapidly evolving battery, hybrid and fuel cell technology domains. Vehicles based on these technologies are described in terms of performance, fuel economy, environmental impact, energy sources and costs, and are extensively compared and contrasted to conventional vehicles.For the most advanced concepts in development (fuel cell and long-range electric vehicles), the issue of recharging infrastructure is addressed, as are case studies of alternative vehicles proposed by major automakers. Fitting a manifest market need, this volume will be an invaluable resource for electrochemists skilled in battery and fuel cells, mechanical and transport engineers, energy and environment experts, in research institutions, universities and industries worldwide.

  • Contributions from the worlds leading industry and research experts
  • Executive summaries of specific case studies
  • Information on basic research and application approaches

  • Paperback: 670 pages
  • Publisher: Elsevier (27 juillet 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0444535659
  • ISBN-13: 978-0444535658

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