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 awell-to-wheelsa 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.... that ICEs operated quietly, relatively safely, and lasted through so many thousands of detonations with minimal repair cost. ... the Chevy Volt, which GM calls an extended-range electric vehicle or E-REV (we use the PHEV designation in thisanbsp;...
|Title||:||Sustainable Transportation Options for the 21st Century and Beyond|
|Author||:||C.E Sandy Thomas|
|Publisher||:||Springer - 2015-07-06|