Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

by L. E. Carmichael

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In the United States, coal-burning power plants produce 2 billion tons of carbon dioxide each year. Transporting food spews a whopping 30,800 tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Each gallon of gas we burn in our cars adds another 20 pounds. Can we find solutions to our current fossil fuel dependencies? What if we harnessed the wind to power our homes or captured the sun's rays to run our cars? Or what if we produced, bought, and consumed our food locally? In the Innovative Technologies series, investigate the science behind new ways of living. Each book in the series examines a different new technology. Find out the costs, risks, potential roadblocks, and benefits of these ideas. Explore Innovative Technologies and get an inside look at the cutting-edge ideas that are blazing a trail into the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617834639
Publisher: Abdo Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Series: Innovative Technologies Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 1240L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Running on Fumes 6

Chapter 2 The Horseless Carriage 16

Chapter 3 Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles 30

Chapter 4 Electric Vehicles 42

Chapter 5 Hybrids 54

Chapter 6 Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles 64

Chapter 7 Lithium Batteries: Promise and Peril 74

Chapter 8 Fuel Cell Vehicles 84

Chapter 9 Driving Toward Tomorrow 94

Glossary 102

Additional Resources 104

Source Notes 106

Index 110

About the Author 112

About the Content Consultant 112

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