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Electric and Hybrid Cars: A History
Electric and Hybrid Cars: A History by Curtis D. Anderson, Judy Anderson 0786418729 9780786418725
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Electric and Hybrid Cars: A History by Curtis D. Anderson, Judy 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 the quest for a non- or less-polluting vehicle that meets consumers 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.

Author: Curtis D. Anderson, Judy Anderson

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 199

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

Publication Date: 2004-11-01

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ISBN: 0786418729


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