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Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Power Sources, Models, Sustainability, Infrastructure and the Market

This multi-author, 670-page handbook provides information on alternative vehicular power systems, encompassing advances in the rapidly evolving battery, hybrid and fuel cell technology domains. Vehicles based on these technologies are described in terms of performance, fuel economy, environmental impact, energy sources and costs, and are extensively compared and contrasted to conventional vehicles.For the most advanced concepts in development (fuel cell and long-range electric vehicles), the issue of recharging infrastructure is addressed, as are case studies of alternative vehicles proposed by major automakers. Fitting a manifest market need, this volume will be an invaluable resource for electrochemists skilled in battery and fuel cells, mechanical and transport engineers, energy and environment experts, in research institutions, universities and industries worldwide.


An invaluable resource for electrochemical engineers and battery and fuel cell experts working in research institutions, universities and industries worldwide. Likely to be of secondary interest to scientists and engineers working in stand-alone (stationary) energy storage, communications, medical and defense applications; transportation and environmental economists; governmental policymakers; and managers at automobile manufacturers.

Hardbound, 670 Pages

Published: July 2010

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-53565-8


  • 1. Economic and Environmental Comparison of Conventional and Alternative Vehicle Options (I. Dincer). 2. Lifetime Cost of Battery, Fuel-Cell, and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (M. Delucchi, T. Lipman). 3. Relative Fuel Economy Potential of Intelligent, Hybrid and Intelligent-Hybrid Passenger Vehicles (C. Manzie). 4. Cost-Effective Vehicle and Fuel Technology Choices in a Carbon Constrained World: Insights from Global Energy Systems Modelling (M. Grahn, J.E. Anderson, T.J. Wallington). 5. Expected Green House Gas Emission Reductions by Battery, Fuel Cell, and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (T. Lipman, M. Delucchi). 6. Analysis of Design Tradeoffs for Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles (B. Geller, C. Quinn, T. Bradley). 7. Evaluation of Energy Consumption, Emissions and Costs of Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles (C. Silva, T. Farias). 8. Improving Petroleum Displacement Potential of PHEVs Using Enhanced Charging Scenarios (T. Markel, K. Smith, A.A. Pesaran). 9. Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles, Battery Electric Vehicles, and Their Impact on Energy Storage Technologies: An Overview (U. Eberle, R. von Helmolt). 10. On the Road Performance Simulation of Battery, Hydrogen and Hybrid Cars (B. Sorensen). 11. Life Cycle Assessment of Hydrogen Fuel Cell and Gasoline Vehicles (I. Dincer). 12. Doe's National Fuel Cell Vehicle Learning Demonstration Project - NREL's Data Analysis Results (K. Wipke, S. Sprik, J. Kurtz, T. Ramsden, J. Garbak). 13. Battery Requirements for HEVs, PHEVs and EVs: An Overview (M. Broussely). 14. Battery Environmental Analysis (P. Van den Bossche, J. Matheys, J. Van Mierlo). 15. A Roadmap to Understand Battery Performance in Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Operation (B.Y. Liaw, M. Dubarry). 16. Batteries for PHEVs: Comparing Goals and the State of Technology (A. Burke, J. Axsen, K. Kurani). 17. Battery Size and Capacity Use in Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (P. Albertus, J. Newman). 18. Safety of Lithium-Ion Batteries for Hybrid Electric Vehicles (A. Arora, J. Swart, N.K. Medora, T.G. Livernois). 19. Management of Batteries for Electric Traction Vehicles (D.D. Friel). 20. Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructures (P. Van den Bossche). 21. Market Prospects of Electric Passenger Vehicles (P. Mock, S.A. Schmid, H.E. Friedrich). 22. Automakers' Powertrain Options for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (F. Orecchini, A. Santiangeli)


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