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Author Thomas, C.E., author
Title Sustainable transportation options for the 21st century and beyond : a comprehensive comparison of alternatives to the internal combustion engine / by C.E. (Sandy) Thomas
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2015
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (xvi, 182 pages) : illustrations (some color), digital ; 24 cm
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Note Introduction -- Societal Goals for Transportation -- Alternative vehicle and fuel options -- Alternative Vehicle Market Potential -- Alternative vehicle Costs -- Fuel Infrastructure Costs -- Alternative vehicle Scenarios -- Greenhouse Gas Emissions
This book includes an in-depth analysis of the environmental and energy security impacts of replacing the internal combustion engine vehicle with various forms of electric vehicles and replacing gasoline and diesel fuel with alternative fuels including electricity, hydrogen and biofuels. In addition to a detailed "well-to-wheels" analysis of local air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and oil consumption for each alternative vehicle, the book estimates the market penetration potential of each fuel/vehicle combination to determine the most likely societal impact of each alternative vehicle pathway. To support the market penetration estimates, the book analyses the likely cost of each alternative vehicle in mass production and the cost of installing the necessary fuel infrastructure to support each option. The book provides sufficient detail to allow decision makers in governments and industry to choose among the alternative vehicle/fuel combinations that will lead to a truly sustainable transportation system
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Electric vehicles
Hydrogen cars
Energy
Transportation
Engine Technology
Climate Change Management and Policy
Alt Author SpringerLink (Online service)
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