Sustainable Transportation Options for the 21st Century and Beyond

A Comprehensive Comparison of Alternatives to the Internal Combustion Engine

  • C.E (Sandy) Thomas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
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  15. Back Matter
    Pages 119-182

About this book


This book includes an in-depth analysis of the environmental and energy security impacts of replacing the internal combustion engine vehicle with various forms of electric vehicles and replacing gasoline and diesel fuel with alternative fuels including electricity, hydrogen and biofuels. In addition to a detailed “well-to-wheels” analysis of local air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and oil consumption for each alternative vehicle, the book estimates the market penetration potential of each fuel/vehicle combination to determine the most likely societal impact of each alternative vehicle pathway. To support the market penetration estimates, the book analyses the likely cost of each alternative vehicle in mass production and the cost of installing the necessary fuel infrastructure to support each option. The book provides sufficient detail to allow decision makers in governments and industry to choose among the alternative vehicle/fuel combinations that will lead to a truly sustainable transportation system.


Alternative Fuels Alternative Vechicles Electric Vehicles Fuel Combinations Sustainable Transport Systems Transportation Energy Security

Authors and affiliations

  • C.E (Sandy) Thomas
    • 1
  1. 1.H2Gen Innovations, Inc. of AlexandriaAlexandriaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-16831-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-16832-6
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