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Author Kirsch, David A., 1964-

Title The electric vehicle and the burden of history / David A. Kirsch.

Publication Info. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2000]


Location Call No. Status
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  629.2293 KIRSCH    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  629.22 KI    Check Shelf
Description xiii, 291 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-282) and index.
Contents Rescuing the alternatives to internal combustion: large technical systems, technological comptetition, and the burden of history -- William C. Whitney, Albert A. Pope, Richard W. Meade, and the Electric Vehicle Company: semi-public electric vehicle transportation service, 1897-1912 -- Central stations and the electric vehicle industry: organizing to support electric vehicles, 1900-1925 -- The electric truck and the rise and fall of appropriate spheres -- Infrastructure automobile touring, and the dynamics of automotive systems choice -- Excursus: the accidents that never happened -- The burden of history: expectations past and imperfect -- Technological hybrids and the automobile system: from the electrified gas car to the electrification of the automobile -- Industrial ecology and the future of the automobile: large-scale technological systems, technological choice, and public policy.
Subject Electric automobiles -- History.
Automobiles -- Design and construction -- History.
Automobile industry and trade -- United States -- History.
ISBN 0813528089 alkaline paper
0813528097 paper alkaline paper
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