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Taking Charge The Electric Automobile in America

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ISBN-10: 1588340767

ISBN-13: 9781588340764

Edition: 2nd 2003

Authors: Michael Schiffer, Tamara C. Butts, Kimberly K. Grimm

List price: $29.95
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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.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly 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

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
Prognosis for the Electric Car
Quotation Credits
Selected Bibliography