Plug-In Hybrids : The Cars That Will Recharge America, Paperback Book

Plug-In Hybrids : The Cars That Will Recharge America Paperback


This book points out that, whereas hydrogen fuel-cell cars won't be ready for decades, the technology for plug-in hybrids exists today.

Unlike conventional hybrid cars which can't run without petrol, plug-in hybrids use petrol or cheaper, cleaner, domestic electricity -- or both.

Although not yet for sale, demand for plug-in hybrids is widespread, coming from characters across the political spectrum, such as: Chelsea Sexton, the automotive insider: working for General Motors, Sexton fought attempts to destroy the all-electric EV1 car and describes how car companies are resisting plug-in hybrids -- and why they'll make them anyway; Felix Kramer and the tech squad: Kramer started a non-profit organisation using the Internet to tap into a small army of engineers who built the first plug-in Prius hybrids; R James Woolsey, former CIA director and national security hawk: seeing the end of oil supplies looming, Woolsey is demanding plug-in hybrids to wean us from petroleum. Cautioning that the oil and auto companies know how to undermine the success of plug-in car programs to protect their interests, the book gives readers tools to ensure that plug-in hybrids get to market -- and stay here.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages, 7 b/w illus
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: The environment
  • ISBN: 9780865715714



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