The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles

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Penguin, 2007 - Nature - 207 pages
"New hope for motorists."
With the rise in gasoline costs, the hybrid car has exploded into the fastest-growing segment of the American car industry. This book sorts out the dizzying array of choices faced by American motorists. In clear, jargon-free language, Nerad explains the nature of each kind of car and their advantages and disadvantages, so consumers can make a practical choice.
The only book that includes all alternative fuel vehicles, including the hybrid
 

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A survey of then-current options for alternative propulsion cars in the US Non-technical (deals more with behaviour than construction details). Quite well-balanced: addresses "green" issues but doesn ... Read full review

Contents

Challenges to Our Mobility
1
Brief History of Alternative
15
Turbine Cars
22
Green for Sale Today
29
Open to Criticism
37
GasolineElectric Hybrid Vehicles
39
The Version 1 1 Problem
43
Flex FuelE85 Vehicles
57
New Tech Gasoline Vehicles
101
Electric Cars
115
What About My Car?
133
Which Vehicle Is Right for You?
147
The Good and the Bad
159
Coming Attractions
163
Appendixes
177
Guide to Current Hybrid and Alternative
189

Natural Gas Vehicles
71
Clean Diesel and Biodiesel Vehicles
85
Ford Powerstroke Pickup
100

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About the author (2007)

Jack R. Nerad is the Executive Editorial Director of the "Kelley Blue Book," the bible of the car business. He has frequently appeared on ABC, NBC, and CBS news programs, as well as on CNN and MSNBC, and has been interviewed by the "Wall Street Journal," the "New York Times, Washington Post," and "Los Angeles Times." Nerad co-hosts America on the Road, the most widely syndicated automotive-oriented radio program in the country.

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