Alternative Power Transportatation Essay by The Research Group

Alternative Power Transportatation
Explains current technology, practicality, problems of battery-powered electric vehicles & fuel cell-powered transportation.
# 10692 | 1,350 words | 8 sources | 2001 | US

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"While the invention of the internal combustion engine revolutionized transportation in the 20th century, it also brought with it many inherent problems, including a dependence on natural resources (oil) and air pollution, both of which have spurred research in recent years to find an alternative power source to run public and private forms of transportation. The best alternative is the battery-powered electric vehicle, but the limits of current technology severely restrict its practicality in terms of range, performance, cost, and flexibility (Siuru, 1998).

"High fuel efficiency and performance, lower emissions of greenhouse gases, and reasonable maintenance requirements are sought after features for engineers working to develop electric power generation systems for a free-piston internal combustion ..."

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