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Corresponding Web Notes: Greener Cars and Trucks (pptx / pdf / key)

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Overview / Tutorial Articles:

Electric Vehicles 101, Dan Lauber, MIT (link / cached PowerPoint copy / cached Keynote conversion)

Today's Internal Combustion Cars & Trucks:

Electric Vehicles 101, Dan Lauber, MIT (link / cached PowerPoint copy / cached Keynote conversion)

Power Band (engine/motor torque & power curves), Wikipedia (link / cached copy)

Electric motor torque & power curves, from BMW's "An Electrifying Driving Experience" (link / cached copy)

2019 Automotive Trends Report, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (link / cached copy)

America’s Best-Selling Cars and Trucks are Built on Lies: The Rise of Fake Engine Noise, Washington Post 2015 (link / cached copy

The Damage Done, Gas Addiction Edition -- How Detrimental Is Petrol? Thomas.net 2012 (link / cached copy)

New Technologies:

Internal Combustion Cars & Trucks:


Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS):


Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs):


Plug-in (All) Electric Vehicles (PHEVs):

All Electric Vehicles, FuelEconomy.gov (link / cached copy)

Environmental Impact of New Technologies:

How Environmentally Friendly are Electric Cars?  BBC News 2013 (link / cached copy)

Integration of Electrical Vehicles into The Grid:

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Review, Kevin Morrow, Donald Karner and James Francfort, Idaho National Laboratory (link / cached copy)

Austin, Utilities Launch Campaign for Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles, American Public Power Association, Public Power Daily, 25 January 2006 (link / cached copy)

Electrification of Transportation and the Impacts on the Electric Grid, Tom King, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (as presented at Georgia Tech, 7 April 2011) (link / cached copy)

Evaluating Electric Vehicle Charging Impacts and Customer Charging Behaviors - Experiences from Six Smart Grid Investment Grants, U.S. Department of Energy (link / cached copy)

An Evaluation of Utility System Impacts and Benefits of Optimally Dispatched Plug-in hybrid Vehicles
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (link / cached copy)

Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) - possibility of vehicles providing Grid energy storage:

Electric & Hybrid Cars - New Load or New Resource? Steven Letendre, Paul Denholm and Peter Lilienthal, Public Utility Fortnightly, December 2006 (link / cached copy)

Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Power Flow Regulation and Building Codes Review by the AVTA Adrene Briones, James Francfort, Paul Heitmann, Michael Schev, Steven Schey and John Smart, Idaho National Laboratory (link / cached copy)