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Towards Sustainable Road Transport [electronic resource]

Ronald M. Dell, Patrick T. Moseley, David A.J. Rand
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Waltham, MA : Elsevier Academic Press, 2014.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
ISBN
0124046169, 9780124046160
Summary
"Increasing pressure on global reserves of petroleum at a time of growing demand for personal transport in developing countries, together with concerns over atmospheric pollution and carbon dioxide emissions, are leading to a requirement for more sustainable forms of road transport. Major improvements in the efficiency of all types of road vehicles are called for, along with the use of fuels derived from alternative sources, or entirely new fuels. Towards Sustainable Road Transport first describes the evolution of vehicle designs and propulsion technologies over the past two centuries, before looking forward to possible new forms of energy to substitute for petroleum. The book also discusses the political and socio-economic drivers for change, investigates barriers to their broad implementation, and outlines the state-of-the-art of candidate power sources, advanced vehicle design, and associated infrastructure. The comprehensive technical information supplied by an expert author team ensures that Towards Sustainable Road Transport will provide readers with a clear understanding of the ongoing progress in this field and the challenges still to be faced."--Back cover.
Contents
  • The Evolution of Unsustainable Road Transport
  • Drivers for Change
  • Unconventional Fuels
  • Development of Road Vehicles with Internal-Combustion Engines
  • Progressive Electrification of Road Vehicles
  • Mains Electricity Supply for Charging Vehicle Batteries
  • Batteries and Supercapacitors for Use in Road Vehicles
  • Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Fuel Cell Vehicles
  • The Shape of Things to Come.
Description
Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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