Alternative Propulsion for Automobiles

  • Cornel Stan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Cornel Stan
    Pages 37-149
  3. Cornel Stan
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  4. Cornel Stan
    Pages 207-255
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 333-336

About this book


The book presents – based on the most recent research and development results worldwide -  the perspectives of new propulsion concepts such as electric cars with batteries and fuel cells, and furthermore plug in hybrids with conventional and alternative fuels. The propulsion concepts are evaluated based on specific power, torque characteristic, acceleration behaviour, specific fuel consumption and pollutant emissions. The alternative fuels are discussed in terms of availability, production, technical complexity of the storage on board, costs, safety and infrastructure.

The book presents summarized data about vehicles with electric and hybrid propulsion.

The propulsion of future cars will be marked by diversity – from compact electric city cars and range extender vehicles for suburban and rural areas up to hybrid or plug in SUV´s, Pick up´s and luxury class automobiles.


electric car fuel cell hybrid propulsion plug in alternative propulsion

Authors and affiliations

  • Cornel Stan
    • 1
  1. 1.West Saxon UniversityZwickauGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-31929-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-31930-8
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