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21st Century Complete Guide to Alternative Fuels, Hybrid Cars, & Alternate Fuel Transportation, Battery & Fuel Cell Powered Cars & Vehicles, Climate Control & Emissions, Natural Gas Vehicles - Department of Energy Renewable Energy Research & National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)
This up-to-date electronic book on two CD-ROMs contains the finest collection of official federal documents available anywhere on the subject of alternative fuels, hybrid cars, & alternate fuel transportation, including United States Department of Energy (DOE) & National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL); NREL Center for Transportation Technologies & Systems (CTTS); Alternative Fuels Data Center; Battery Thermal Management & Assessment; Cool Car (Climate Control); Emissions Testing; Environmental Safety & Health Effects; Field Operations Program; Fuel Cells; & Hybrid Electric Vehicles.
Alternative Fuels & Alternative Fuel Transportation coverage includes: NREL Renewable Resource Data; Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy; Information Resources Catalog; Director & Management; Education Programs; Environmental Safety & Health; DOE Climate Challenge. Center for Transportation Technologies & Systems coverage features: Overview, Mission, & Goals; Team Members; Success Stories; Capabilities & Expertise; Programs; Battery Thermal Management & Assessment; Cool Car (Climate Control); Emissions Testing; Environmental Safety & Health Effects; Field Operations Program; Fuel Cells; Hybrid Electric Vehicles; Heavy Vehicles; Next Generation Natural Gas Vehicles; Pollution Reducing Catalytic Converter; Advanced Heavy Hybrid Propulsion Systems; Fuel Cells; Evaluating an Ultra-Low Sulfur Fuel; Investigating Advanced Petroleum-Based Fuels; Testing Renewable Fuels & Lubricants (ReFUEL Lab). CTTS - alternative Transportation Fuel Technologies; Energy Storage Assessment/Battery Thermal Management; Emissions Analysis; Information Dissemination; Novel Thermal/Fluid Analysis & Control; Systems Simulation/Integration; Vehicle Climate Control; Alternative Fuel & Advanced Technology Vehicle Evaluation; Vehicle Instrumentation/Data Collection; Virtual Prototyping. Alternative Fuels Data Center coverage includes: Alternative Fuels; Alternative Fuel Vehicles; Refueling Sites; Fleet Information.
This CD-ROM has over 28,000 pages reproduced using Adobe Acrobat PDF software - allowing direct viewing on Windows & Macintosh systems, & Reader software is included. The Acrobat cataloging technology adds enormous value & uncommon functionality to this impressive collection of government documents & material. There is no other reference that is as fast, convenient, comprehensive, & portable!
Privately-compiled collections of official public domain U.S. government files & documents - they are not produced by the federal government. They are designed to provide a convenient user-friendly reference work, utilizing the benefits of the Acrobat format to uniformly present thous&s of pages that can be rapidly reviewed, searched, or printed without untold hours of tedious searching & downloading. Vast archives of important public domain government information that might otherwise remain inaccessible are available for instant review no matter where you are. This book-on-a-disc makes a superb reference work for scientists, researchers, libraries, schools, students, & home reference!

The Electric Vehicle & the Burden of History -by David A. Kirsch. 
Excellent history of electric vehicles from about 1895-1920, when  substantial numbers of electric-powered cars, taxis, & fleet trucks were on the road. Complete with a boom, then crash in electric vehicle stocks, plus the search for the perfect battery, which was just round the corner.  One hundred years later, it still is.

Forward Drive - The Race to Build "Clean" Cars for the Future -by Jim Motavalli.
Excellent overview of R&D in electric, hybrid, fuel cell, & solar car research, & the race to be first to market. 

Powering the Future - The Ballard Fuel Cell & the Race to Change the World -by Tom Koppel 
Ballard, heavily financed by Ford & DaimlerChrysler, is the industry leader in fuel cell technology for cars & buses.  Whoever creates the dominant fuel cell technology for cars will reap humungous rewards, plus help clean up the planet.


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