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The Tesla story is one part of an ongoing tide of change driven by the use of information technology to eliminate “friction” such as geographic distance, middlemen and outdated regulations. Tesla is simply applying the new order to the auto industry, but the automobile is such a pervasive influence in our lives that redefining how it is designed, built, driven and sold will have sweeping effects in unexpected areas.
The resurgence of the electric car in modern life is a tale of adventurers, men and women who bucked the complete dominance of the fossil fueled car to seek something cleaner, simpler and cheaper. Award-winning former Wall Street Journal reporter John Fialka documents the early days of the electric car, from the M.I.T./Caltech race between prototypes in the summer of 1968 to the 1987 victory of the Sunraycer in the world's first race featuring solar powered cars.
"Before you "Go Green & Go ELECTRIC, you absolutely need to read this book. All you need to know...It's all there and more". Zan Zolit January 6, 2011 Electric Vehicle EV: The Second Coming is full of insights about the EV, converting a gas car to electric, EV options and alternative energy.
Only a week after the nation’s newspapers were filled with headlines of the first cross-country trip in an electric car, two Louisianans slip quietly across the Rio Grande in south Texas in an attempt to do the unthinkable—drive a factory electric car across seven Third World countries to the “end of the road,” Panama City, Panama.
In Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, veteran technology journalist Ashlee Vance provides the first inside look into the extraordinary life and times of Silicon Valley's most audacious entrepreneur. Written with exclusive access to Musk, his family and friends, the book traces the entrepreneur's journey from a rough upbringing in South Africa to the pinnacle of the global business world.
It begins with a solemn funeral…for a car. By the end of Chris Paine's lively and informative documentary, the idea doesn't seem quite so strange.
In this entertaining sequel to Who Killed the Electric Car, director Chris Paine takes us behind the scenes with four of the world’s leading auto-industry visionaries as they race to create the best electric car. Narrated by Tim Robbins, Revenge of the Electric Car conveys the passion and drive of these leaders as they steer a struggling industry toward a sustainable future.
My journey started in 2003, after college when I started gaining engineering experience in the automotive, and custom vehicle industry as a mechanical designer, dealing with electrical, programming, and hydraulic, as well as mechanical. Looking back, I have always been interested in automobiles and green energy, even at a young age of 8, I remember dreaming up and designing renewable energy concepts cars and buildings for fun.