Sustainable Transportation Options for the 21st Century and Beyond: A Comprehensive Comparison of Alternatives to the Internal Combustion Engine by C.E (Sandy) ThomasSustainable Transportation Options for the 21st Century and Beyond: A Comprehensive Comparison of Alternatives to the Internal Combustion Engine by C.E (Sandy) Thomas

Sustainable Transportation Options for the 21st Century and Beyond: A Comprehensive Comparison of…

byC.E (Sandy) Thomas

Hardcover | July 15, 2015

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This book includes an in-depth analysis of the environmental and energy security impacts of replacing the internal combustion engine vehicle with various forms of electric vehicles and replacing gasoline and diesel fuel with alternative fuels including electricity, hydrogen and biofuels. In addition to a detailed "well-to-wheels" analysis of local air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and oil consumption for each alternative vehicle, the book estimates the market penetration potential of each fuel/vehicle combination to determine the most likely societal impact of each alternative vehicle pathway. To support the market penetration estimates, the book analyses the likely cost of each alternative vehicle in mass production and the cost of installing the necessary fuel infrastructure to support each option. The book provides sufficient detail to allow decision makers in governments and industry to choose among the alternative vehicle/fuel combinations that will lead to a truly sustainable transportation system.
The author has been engaged in scientific research for over 50 years. He has been actively engaged in the computer simulation and modelling of alternative vehicles since he directed an evaluation of hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles for the Ford Motor Company and the U.S. Department of Energy beginning in 1993. He was a foun...
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Title:Sustainable Transportation Options for the 21st Century and Beyond: A Comprehensive Comparison of…Format:HardcoverDimensions:182 pagesPublished:July 15, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319168312

ISBN - 13:9783319168319

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Societal Goals for Transportation.- Alternative vehicle and fuel options.- Alternative Vehicle Market Potential.- Alternative vehicle Costs.- Fuel Infrastructure Costs.- Alternative vehicle Scenarios.- Greenhouse Gas Emissions.