The Zero Carbon Car (Hardcover)

Green Technology and the Automotive Industry

By Brian Long

The Crowood Press UK, 9781847974211, 208pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2013

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Description

The Zero Carbon Car examines the hundreds of ways in which car manufacturers are trying to reduce our carbon footprint, and the adaptation of the automotive industry to changing technology in a world where environmental issues are becoming ever more prevalent. The book's in-depth research into green car technology shows that manufacturers make concerted efforts, but sometimes also defeat the gains of their innovation.

Topics covered include:
What is meant by the terms "global warming"and "green," and how these can be defined
An account of the long history of green automotive technology
Alternative fuels, including diesel and hydrogen
Developments in environmentally friendly engine technology
Electric cars
Environmental issues in material usage and car body manufacture.


About the Author

Born in Coventry, the heart of the British motor industry, Brian Long comes from a family with a proud heritage in the automotive and aviation fields. He trained as a mechanical engineer, and worked for a time at his father's garage. Brian became heavily involved in the classic car scene at 19, and says he turned to writing by accident. He has a long association with several major car manufacturers, is a member of the Society of Automotive Historians, and a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers. He now writes full-time and, since 1990, when his first book was released, he has had more than 80 titles published. Brian currently lives with his family in Chiba, in Japan, where they enjoy life with their Dobermann and Thoroughbred racehorse.