NOVA

Car of the Future

URLs Used in This Lesson

Video Clips

Hydrogen Fuel, Ethanol Fuel, Vehicle Engineering, Hybrid and Electric Cars
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/activities/3507_car_video.html


Web Sites

Team 1: Hydrogen Fuel

Alternative Fuels & Advanced Vehicles Data Center:
Alternative Fueling Station Locator

Source: U.S. Department of Energy
http://afdcmap2.nrel.gov/locator/

How Fuel Cells Work
Source: HowStuffWorks
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/fuel-cell.htm

Hydrogen
Source: U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/hydrogen.shtml

Alternative & Advanced Fuels: Hydrogen
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
http://www.eere.energy.gov/afdc/fuels/hydrogen.html

Fuel Cell Vehicles—The ZEVs of the Future?
Source: California Energy Commission
http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/transportation/fuelcells.html


Team 2: Ethanol Fuel

Alternative Fuels & Advanced Vehicles Data Center:
Alternative Fueling Station Locator
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
http://afdcmap2.nrel.gov/locator/

How E85 Ethanol Flex Fuel Works
Source: HowStuffWorks
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/how-e85-ethanol-flex-fuel-works.htm

Ethanol
Source: U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/ethanol.shtml

Alternative & Advanced Fuels: Ethanol
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
http://www.eere.energy.gov/afdc/fuels/ethanol.html

Ethanol
Source: Harvesting Clean Energy
http://www.harvestcleanenergy.org/biofuel/sub_biofuel_ethanol.htm


Team 3: Vehicle Engineering

How Car Engines Work
http://www.howstuffworks.com/engine.htm
Source: HowStuffWorks

Engine Technologies
Source: U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/tech_engine_more.shtml

The Incredible Shrinking Engine
Source: Technology Review
http://www.technologyreview.com/Energy/18304

Carbon-Fiber Composites for Cars
Source: Oak Ridge National Laboratories
http://www.ornl.gov/info/ornlreview/v33_3_00/carbon.htm

How Long Until We Get One? A Short History of the Ultralight RMI Hypercar
Source: AutoblogGreen
http://www.autobloggreen.com/2007/01/05/a-short-history-of-the-rmi-hypercar-ultralight-vehicle-concept


Team 4: Hybrid and Electric Cars

Alternative Fuels & Advanced Vehicles Data Center:
Alternative Fueling Station Locator
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
http://afdcmap2.nrel.gov/locator/

How Hybrid Cars Work
Source: HowStuffWorks
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/hybrid-car.htm

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
http://www.eere.energy.gov/afdc/vehicles/plugin_hybrids.html

How Electric Cars Work
Source: How Stuff Works
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/electric-car.htm

Alternative & Advanced Vehicles: Electric Vehicles
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
http://www.eere.energy.gov/afdc/vehicles/electric.html

Clean Alternative Fuels: Electric Vehicles
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
http://epa.gov/otaq/consumer/fuels/altfuels/420f00034.htm




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