Towards sustainable road transport

Increasing pressure on global reserves of petroleum at a time of growing demand for personal transport indeveloping countries, together with concerns over atmospheric pollution and carbon dioxide emissions, areleading to a requirement for more sustainable forms of road transport. Major improvements...

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Main Author: Dell, Ronald
Other Authors: Moseley, P. T., Rand, D. A. J.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford Academic Press 2014, 2014
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245 0 0 |a Towards sustainable road transport  |h Elektronische Ressource  |c Ronald M. Dell, Patrick T. Moseley. David A.J. Rand 
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505 0 |a Front Cover; Towards Sustainable Road Transport; Copyright; The Open Road; Contents; Preface; Biographical Notes; Acknowledgements; Acronyms, Initialisms, Symbols and Units used in this book; Acronyms and Initialisms; Symbols and units; Fuel consumption; Chapter 1 -- The Evolution of Unsustainable Road Transport; 1.1 Bicycles and beyond; 1.2 Steam takes to the road; 1.3 The age of electricity; 1.4 The age of the motor vehicle -- from dream to necessity; 1.5 Growth of the petroleum industry; 1.6 Development of roads; 1.7 Growth of the automotive sector; Chapter 2 -- Drivers for Change 
505 0 |a 2.1 Challenges for new-generation road vehicles2.2 Demographics and vehicle ownership; 2.3 Petroleum production and consumption; 2.4 Conventional petroleum reserves; 2.5 Atmospheric pollution; 2.6 Fuel and vehicle efficiencies; 2.7 Emissions and climate change; 2.8 Electricity and hydrogen as energy carriers; Chapter 3 -- Unconventional Fuels; 3.1 The need for 'unconventional fuels'; 3.2 Raw materials; 3.3 Motor fuels; 3.4 Summary; Chapter 4 -- Development of Road Vehicles with Internal-Combustion Engines; 4.1 Early days of the motor industry; 4.2 Developments in vehicle body design 
505 0 |a 4.3 Engines and transmissions4.4 Suspension, steering, brakes; 4.5 Exhaust systems and emissions; 4.6 Other key components; 4.7 Safety; 4.8 Accessories; 4.9 The future for internal-combustion-engined vehicles; Chapter 5 -- Progressive Electrification of Road Vehicles; 5.1 Electricity to the rescue; 5.2 Stop-start and hybrid electric vehicles; 5.3 Electric vehicles with batteries charged from the mains; 5.4 Solar cars; 5.5 Benchmarks of progress towards cleaner and more efficient vehicles; 5.6 Road transport in transition; Chapter 6 -- Mains Electricity Supply for Charging Vehicle Batteries 
505 0 |a contemporary case studies; 6.5 Recharging electric vehicles; 6.6 De-regulation of electricity markets; Chapter 7 -- Batteries and Supercapacitors for Use in Road Vehicles; 7.1 Fundamentals of energy storage in batteries; 7.2 Key criteria for candidate batteries; 7.3 Battery duty in different road vehicles; 7.4 Lead-acid batteries; 7.5 Nickel-metal-hydride batteries 
505 0 |a future prospects; Chapter 8 -- Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Fuel Cell Vehicles; 8.1 Why use hydrogen?; 8.2 Hydrogen as a fuel; 8.3 Present uses for hydrogen; 8.4 Hydrogen from fossil fuels and biomass; 8.5 Hydrogen from water; 8.6 Hydrogen distribution and storage; 8.7 Hydrogen utilization: fuel cells; 8.8 Hydrogen-fuelled road transport 
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520 |a Increasing pressure on global reserves of petroleum at a time of growing demand for personal transport indeveloping countries, together with concerns over atmospheric pollution and carbon dioxide emissions, areleading to a requirement for more sustainable forms of road transport. Major improvements in the efficiencyof all types of road vehicles are called for, along with the use of fuels derived from alternative sources, orentirely new fuels. Towards Sustainable Road Transport first describes the evolution of vehicle designs andpropulsion technologies over the