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The Motor Car pp 485-507 | Cite as

Alternative Powertrains

  • Giancarlo Genta
  • Lorenzo Morello
  • Francesco Cavallino
  • Luigi Filtri
Chapter
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)

Abstract

At present, the large majority of road vehicles are powered by fossil fuels derived from oil, even if a growing number of electric vehicles and of vehicles powered by alternative fuels can be seen on the road. Since these alternative energy sources and vehicle schemes are more a perspective for the future than a reality of today, a thorough discussion on these topics will be reported in Part III.

Keywords

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Electric Motor Internal Combustion Engine Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell 
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© Springer Science + Business Media Dordrecht 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Giancarlo Genta
    • 1
  • Lorenzo Morello
    • 1
  • Francesco Cavallino
    • 1
  • Luigi Filtri
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringPolitecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly

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