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View Resource Will Electric Cars Transform the U.S. Vehicle Market? An Analysis of the Key Determinates

In this discussion paper by colleagues at Harvard University, the future of a large U.S. electric vehicle market is examined based on key questions. To answer these questions, battery electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs), and internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs) are compared with current and projected future lifecycle costs and various scenarios (change in...

View Resource An Overview of Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Technologies

This PowerPoint presentation and lab provide a general overview of HEVs and the technologies powering them. Both were developed to enhance automotive courses with HEV technologies through seed funding from the CAAT. The included slides reflect these changes made for HEV technologies. This resource has two areas of focus: HEV theory of operation and safety and service procedures. The follo...

View Resource Fuel Cells in Transportation: Teacher's Guide

This teacher's guide will provide useful for classes learning about the future of renewable energy for transportation. Specifically, this classroom unit looks at fuel cells. This unit should take anywhere from 1-4 class periods to complete. Students will learn the components of a fuel cell, understand how the technology works, learn how thermodynamics apply to fuel cells, and learn the larger...

View Resource Fuel Economy

As the price of fuel continues to rise, this site continues to be as timely as when it first came online in October 1999. The site is maintained by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and it provides fuel-saving tips, fuel economy estimates, and so on. From the homepage, visitors can click through sections...

View Resource On-road Vehicles and Engines: Emissions, Transportation, Alternative Choices, and Fuel Issues

This Web page and the related pages linked on the left sidebar provide an abundance of information on controlling emissions from passenger cars and light trucks. This includes consumer information, vehicle standards and regulations, certification and compliance, fuel economy, and test data, CAP 2000 (compliance assurance program) regs and related documents, CFEIS (certification and fuel...

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