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Main Title Electric vehicle and the burden of history
Author Kirsch, David A.
Publisher Rutgers University Press,
Year Published 2000
OCLC Number 42780651
ISBN 0813528089 (alk. paper) 0813528097 (paper : alk. paper)
Subjects Automobiles, Electric--History ; Automobiles--Design and construction--History ; Automobile industry and trade--United States--History ; Automobiles electriques--Histoire ; Automobiles--Conception et construction--Histoire ; Automobiles--Industrie et commerce-- Etats-Unis--Histoire
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAM  TL220.K57 2000 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 10/18/2002
Collation xiii, 291 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-282) and index.
Contents Notes
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.