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Future Drive: Electric Vehicles and Sustainable Transportation

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Publisher Comments:

In Future Drive, Daniel Sperling addresses the adverse energy and environmental consequences of increased travel, and analyzes current initiatives to suggest strategies for creating a more environmentally benign system of transportation. Groundbreaking proposals are constructed around the idea of electric propulsion as the key to a sustainable transportation and energy system. Other essential elements include the ideas that: •improving technology holds more promise than large-scale behavior modification •technology initiatives must be matched with regulatory and policy initiatives •government intervention should be flexible and incentive-based, but should also embrace selective technology-forcing measures •more diversity and experimentation is needed with regard to vehicles and energy technologies Sperling evaluates past and current attempts to influence drivers and vehicle use, and articulates a clear and compelling vision of the future. He formulates a coherent and specific set of principles, strategies, and policies for redirecting the United States and other countries onto a new sustainable pathway.

Synopsis:

In Future Drive, Daniel Sperling addresses the adverse energy and environmental consequences of increased travel, and analyzes initiatives and strategies for creating a more environmentally benign system of transportation. He discusses how to exploit the revolution in automotive technologies, why today's auto industry is fundamentally unprepared for the vehicles of tomorrow, why improving technology holds more promise than large-scale behavior modification, and why a regulatory revolution is needed.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 149-165) and index.

About the Author

At the time of publication, Daniel Sperling was director of the Institute of Transportation Studies and professor of civil engineering and environmental studies at the University of California, Davis.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559633284
Subtitle:
Electric Vehicles And Sustainable Transportation
Other:
Sperling, Daniel
Author:
Sperling, Daniel
Author:
Delucchi, Mark A.
Author:
Davis, Patricia M.
Author:
Burke, A.F.
Other:
Davis, Patricia M.
Publisher:
Island Press
Location:
Washington, D.C. :
Subject:
Technology
Subject:
Automotive - General
Subject:
Transportation
Subject:
Environmental aspects
Subject:
Automobiles, electric
Subject:
Transportation, automotive
Subject:
Transportation and state
Subject:
Transportation, Automotive -- Environmental aspects.
Subject:
Environmental Engineering & Technology
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Transportaton and state
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
no. 94-2
Publication Date:
19941201
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
191
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , In Future Drive, Daniel Sperling addresses the adverse energy and environmental consequences of increased travel, and analyzes initiatives and strategies for creating a more environmentally benign system of transportation. He discusses how to exploit the revolution in automotive technologies, why today's auto industry is fundamentally unprepared for the vehicles of tomorrow, why improving technology holds more promise than large-scale behavior modification, and why a regulatory revolution is needed.
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