Transitions to Alternative Transportation Technologies--Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Transitions to Alternative Transportation Technologies--Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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The nation has compelling reasons to reduce its consumption of oil and emissions of carbon dioxide. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) promise to contribute to both goals by allowing some miles to be driven on electricity drawn from the grid, with an internal combustion engine that kicks in when the batteries are discharged. However, while battery technology has made great strides in recent years, batteries are still very expensive. Transitions to Alternative Transportation Technologies--Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles builds on a 2008 National Research Council report on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. The present volume reviews the current and projected technology status of PHEVs; considers the factors that will affect how rapidly PHEVs could enter the marketplace, including the interface with the electric transmission and distribution system; determines a maximum practical penetration rate for PHEVs consistent with the time frame and factors considered in the 2008 Hydrogen report; and incorporates PHEVs into the models used in the hydrogen study to estimate the costs and impacts on petroleum consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.Previously he was executive vice president and chief technology officer, Mobil Oil Corporation. ... of process research and development, general manager of exploration and producing research and technical service, vice president of ... cells, biomass and coal to liquid fuel conversion, hydrogen production from renewable sources, and energy systems analysis. ... He has received several awards, including the J aamp; E Hall Gold Medal from the Institute of Refrigeration ( U.K.); Presidentialanbsp;...


Title:Transitions to Alternative Transportation Technologies--Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Author: Committee on Assessment of Resource Needs for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council
Publisher:National Academies Press - 2010-04-29
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