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Alternative fuel vehicles

Author: Tom Denton
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alternative Fuel Vehicles gives full coverage of all associated qualifications and awards in the emerging field of alternative fuels. It is an essential introduction to the ever-growing demand for vehicles that operate using non-conventional fuels. This first book on AFVs endorsed by the IMI begins with an overview of the subject, ideal for beginners, before outlining what is meant by alternative fuels, why they are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Denton, Tom.
Alternative fuel vehicles.
Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, 2018
(DLC) 2017057731
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Denton
ISBN: 9781315512259 1315512254 9781315512242 1315512246 9781315512235 1315512238 9781315512228 131551222X 9781138503700 1138503703
OCLC Number: 1019835430
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 109 pages)
Contents: Chapter 1 Introduction / Tom Denton --
chapter 2 The environment / Tom Denton --
chapter 3 Alternative fuels / Tom Denton --
chapter 4 Fuel cells / Tom Denton --
chapter 5 Engines / Tom Denton --
chapter 6 Case studies / Tom Denton --
chapter 7 Automotive Technology Academy / Tom Denton.
Responsibility: Tom Denton.

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Alternative Fuel Vehicles gives full coverage of all associated qualifications and awards in the emerging field of alternative fuels. It is an essential introduction to the ever-growing demand for vehicles that operate using non-conventional fuels. This first book on AFVs endorsed by the IMI begins with an overview of the subject, ideal for beginners, before outlining what is meant by alternative fuels, why they are necessary, and why climate change and associated legislation are key drivers. Details of how alternative fuels are made, the supply infrastructure, and how these vehicles work are all included. A chapter on fuel cells introduces learners to the use of hydrogen, and one on engines and engine management includes coverage of combustion as an aid to understanding why changing the type of engine fuel is complex. Some basic engine technology is included to help readers new to the subject. Real-life case studies and examples are used to illustrate different technologies in current use, and to speculate on new developments. This book is an ideal companion to any unit of study on alternative fuel, but will also be of interest to working technicians and keen amateurs.

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