Increasing petroleum costs, supply uncertainties, political factors, and environmental damage are forcing a radical move towards alternatives. This book provides an up-to-date review of the socio-economic, political, and environmental factors forcing a new approach to global energy developments and use. It reviews alternative fuel and energy conversion technology developments that will help create a cleaner and more secure future.These cars use nickel metal hybrid batteries that are constantly recharged when braking using regenerative braking. ... In fact the costs above the price of an ICE Honda Civic are only about $4000, a sum which is easily repaid by tax incentives and fuel cost savings in as little as 1a2 years. While the production plans of Honda are not known at this time, Toyota produced about 300, 000 hybrid cars in 2006.
|Title||:||Oil and Security|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2008-09-30|