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Hybrid Vehicles.

Author: Allen Fuhs
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor & Francis Ltd., 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents an introduction to each of the technologies associated with hybrid vehicles. This work arms prospective buyers with the facts for purchasing and operating a hybrid automobile. It also addresses the future of personal transportation in relation to global warming and the finite limit of petroleum.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Fuhs
ISBN: 9781420075359 1420075357
OCLC Number: 437224187
Description: 1 online resource (505 pages)
Contents: Front cover; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1. Historical Roots of Hybrid Automobiles; Chapter 2. Why the Crisis? Hybrid Vehicles as a Mitigation Measure; Chapter 3. Overview of Hybrid Vehicles; Chapter 4. Hybrid Automobile: What Is It?; Chapter 5. Why Hybrids Get Good Mileage; Chapter 6. Multifaceted Complexity of Batteries; Chapter 7. Obesity:Bad in Humans, Bad in Cars; Chapter 8. Vital Role of the Control System; Chapter 9. Regenerative Braking; Chaper 10. Narrow Operating Band for Gasoline Engine; Chapter 11. Hybridness: A Basic Design Decision; Chapter 12. Mileage Ratings. Chapter 13. Enhancing the Sales BrochureChapter 14. Torque Curves: A Match Made in Heaven; Chapter 15. Economics of Hybrid Ownership; Chapter 16. New Technologies: Hybrids; Chapter 17. New Technologies: Internal Combustion Engine; Chapter 18. Hybrids: Mainstream or Fringe?; Chapter 19. Factors Influencing Resale Value; Chapter 20. Dangers of Aftermarket Add-Ons; Chapter 21. Safety Issues; Chapter 22. Future; Appendix A: Acronyms and Rele.

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Presents an introduction to each of the technologies associated with hybrid vehicles. This work arms prospective buyers with the facts for purchasing and operating a hybrid automobile. It also addresses the future of personal transportation in relation to global warming and the finite limit of petroleum.

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