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About this book
About this book
This comprehensive account of the past, present and future of the automobile examines the key trends, key technologies and key players involved in the race to develop clean, environmentally friendly vehicles that are affordable and that do not compromise on safety or design.
Pulling the Plug - A Brief History of Alternative Motion; A Dizzying Ride - Internal Combustion's Rapid Rise and Coming Decline; Engines of Ingenuity - New Technologies for the Clean Car; Road Warriors and Early Adopters - Living With a Battery-powered EV; U-turn - Getting Serious About Green Cars; The Global Green Car - Europe on the Fast Track; New Sun Rises in Japan; Thinking About Tomorrow - Visionaries, Pessimists and Investors at the Crossroads; Clearing the Air - Clean Cars and Sustainable Transportation in the 21st Century.
Jim Motavalli is Editor of E: The Environmental Magazine, the only national independent environmental bi-monthly in the US. He occasionally writes for The New York Times 'Automobiles' section, is the 'Autos and Environment' columnist for Cleveland's daily Plain Dealer and produces a weekly car column which appears in The Philadelphia Review and the New Mass Media papers. His writing on population won a 1999 Global Media Award from the Population Institute. His freelance writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, Cars.com, The Guardian, Tomorrow Magazine and Sierra. Motavalli hosts a bi-weekly public affairs and music radio show on listener-supported WPKN-FM in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He previously taught communications at the University of Connecticut, Stamford and now teaches journalism at Fairfield University.