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The electric vehicle : technology and expectations in the automobile age

Author: Gijs Mom
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2004.
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"In Electric Vehicle, Gijs Mom challenges this view, arguing that at the beginning of the automobile age neither the internal combustion engine nor the battery-powered vehicle enjoyed a clear advantage. He explores the technology and marketing/consumer-feedback relationship over four "generations" of electric-vehicle design, with separate chapters on privately owned passenger cars and commercial vehicles. He makes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mom, Gijs, 1949-
Electric vehicle.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607205825
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gijs Mom
ISBN: 0801871387 9780801871382
OCLC Number: 50803695
Awards: Winner of American Society of Mechanical Engineers Engineer-Historian Award 2004
Description: xiii, 423 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Substituting for the horse, choosing propulsion --
Separate spheres : culture and technology of the early car --
Failed experiments : the first-generation electric taxicab --
Horse power : the city car, the touring car, and the crisis of 1907 --
The Trojan horse : the competition for the taxicab market --
The electrified horse : the commercial vehicle in Europe --
The serious side of mobility : the electric truck in the United States --
Off the road and back : utilitarian niches or new universalism? --
Alternative technologies and the history of tomorrow's car.
Other Titles: Geschiedenis van de auto van morgen.
Responsibility: Gijs Mom.
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Those interested in the history of automotive technology should read-and will enjoy-this book. Choice 2004 A stunning compilation of examples and figures. -- Zachary M. Schrag Enterprise and Society Read more...

 
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