Taking Charge The Electric Automobile in America

ISBN-10: 1588340767
ISBN-13: 9781588340764
Edition: 2nd 2003
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Description: In 1900 28% of automobiles in the US were electric, but within two decades the electric motor had been forgotten by the car industry. This book explores the cultural factors that favoured the internal commbustion engine & looks anew at electric car  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date: 6/22/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

In 1900 28% of automobiles in the US were electric, but within two decades the electric motor had been forgotten by the car industry. This book explores the cultural factors that favoured the internal commbustion engine & looks anew at electric car technology & the prospects for the future.

Michael Brian Schiffer is Fred A. Riecker Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of Arizona and Research Associate at the Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. He is the author of six previous books on technology.

Preface
A Spectacular Flop
And Then there was Light (and Power)
On Trolleys and Bicycles
A Technological Convergence
The Electric Automobile Goes to Market
Getting a Charge
The Wizard Comes to the Rescue
A Dark Age Descends
The Road to Revival
The Classic Age
Denouement
Prognosis for the Electric Car
Quotation Credits
Selected Bibliography
Index

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