of the Automobile
to information about early inventors.
GM's page on its AUTOnomy concept vehicle which is the basis
for the Hywire car. http://www.gm.com/company/gmability/
Website for Michelin's annual Challenge Bibendum, where car makers
compete to create vehicles that embody "sustainable mobility."
Hybrid Cars Work
A detailed article from How Stuff Works about hybrid cars and the
way their gas engines and electric motors work together efficiently.
Toyota's website for its hybrid Prius sedan.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Diesel Program
webpage has information about emissions regulations and standards.
Health and Pollution
The American Lung Association is one group that lobbies for stricter
controls of diesel exhaust. This webpage explains the health risks
associated with diesel particulate air pollution.
and Appropriate Energy Laboratory
Dan Kammen is the director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy
Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley. Check out
their website to see what projects they are currently working on.
This is the homepage for the tzero electric car, which can accelerate
from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds. Tzero was a big favorite at the
EV1 electric car is no longer on the road, but you can still check
out its specifications on this website.
Ballard Power Systems produces proton exchange membrane fuel cells.
This website describes some different types of fuel cells and briefly
describes how they work.
California Fuel Cell Partnership
This website has information about how fuel cells work, as well
as the Partnership's projects getting fuel cell vehicles on the
road in California.
This E Magazine article by hydrogen enthusiast Jeremy Rifkin gives
a lot of information about how hydrogen could meet the world's energy
needs - and why the author thinks it's a good idea.
the Hydrogen Economy Works
How Stuff Works has a good page about what's called the Hydrogen
Economy. There is a long list of resource links as well.
Solid Hydrogen Storage Systems
The solid hydrogen storage system Stan Ovshinsky worked on is being
advanced by the Texaco Ovonic Hydrogen Systems partnership. Its
webpage explains a little more how hydrogen is stored as a solid.
Read a BBC story about Iceland's hydrogen economy and why hydrogen
is starting to look like an obvious choice to meet the energy needs
of this unique nation.