The Electric Vehicle: Technology and Expectations in the Automobile Age
Foreman-Peck, James, The Journal of Transport History
Gijs Mom, The Electric Vehicle: Technology and Expectations in the Automobile Age, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore MD and London (2004), 464 pp., US$54.95
Erratic oil prices and environmental concerns combine to ensure continuing interest in electric cars and hybrid internal combustion-electric vehicles. What then can we learn from history about why the battery electric vehicle continues to be an underdog in competition with the internal combustion-powered car? Gijs Mom is well placed to tell us. A former student of Dutch literature, he went on to train in automotive technology at Renault in Paris and Rover in Solihull. His finely illustrated electric vehicle study …
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Publication information: Article title: The Electric Vehicle: Technology and Expectations in the Automobile Age. Contributors: Foreman-Peck, James - Author. Journal title: The Journal of Transport History. Volume: 26. Issue: 1 Publication date: March 2005. Page number: 129+. © Manchester University Press Mar 1998. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.