Plug-in Hybrids: The Cars that Will Recharge America
A politically polarized America is coming together over a new kind of car - the plug-in hybrid that will save drivers money, reduce pollution, and increase U.S. security by reducing dependence on imported oil.
Plug-in Hybrids points out that, whereas hydrogen fuel-cell cars won't be ready for decades, the technology for plug-in hybrids exists today. Unlike conventional hybrid cars which can't run without gasoline, plug-in hybrids use gasoline or cheaper, cleaner, domestic electricity - or both. Although not yet for sale, demand for plug-in hybrids is widespread, coming from characters across the political spectrum, such as:
Cautioning that the oil and auto companies know how to undermine the success of plug-in car programs to protect their interests, the book gives readers tools to ensure that plug-in hybrids get to market - and stay here.
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Review: Plug-in Hybrids: The Cars that will Recharge AmericaUser Review - Jesus - Goodreads
California is the only state in the union that can mandate emissions standards more stringent than federal regulations. A zero emissions mandate brought about Zero Emissions Vehicles (ZEVs) that were ... Read full review
Review: Plug-in Hybrids: The Cars that will Recharge AmericaUser Review - Jay Brookes - Goodreads
I found the criticism of hybrids useful, but plug-in hybrids are a weak alternative to full-on electric cars in my opinion. I would recommend the book "Two Cents per Mile" by Nevres Cefo as a very similar book which is more critical of Internal Combustion Engines in general. Read full review
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