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View Resource Electric Vehicle History Online Archive

This website is self-proclaimed as the "first online archive created to encourage electric vehicle enthusiasts to help preserve the recent history of electric vehicles." A wide variety of information is presented, ranging from performance data and historical policy documents to retrospective articles and amusing forecasts of electric vehicle technology from decades past. The operators of the...

http://web.stanford.edu/dept/SUL/library/extra4/sloan/EVonli...
View Resource Institute of Transportation Studies at UC-Davis

Organized in 1991, the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at the University of California-Davis has become an internationally recognized center for both applied research and overall scholarship in the field of transportation, serving as a home for 50 affiliated faculty members and a number of graduate students. Here visitors can learn about the Institute, read about educational...

https://its.ucdavis.edu/
View Resource Hybrid Vehicles

The first site takes you to the very informative essay at Motor Trend's site on its car of the year, the Toyota Prius (1). The next site is from the Union of Concerned Scientists. This great resource, called Clean Vehicles, offers all sorts of info about vehicles for the future (2). The Department of Energy's Hybrid Electric Vehicle Program page (3 ) offers lots of good information about the...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/met/2004/0423
View Resource Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

While Scout recently reported on hybrid automobiles from the current make and model point of view, this topic in depth explores the history and technology of electric and hybrid cars and considers the options available for car buyers and the future of fuel cell technology. This article from the Detroit News suggests electric vehicles are becoming popular (1). The second website (1) provides an...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/met/2004/0618
View Resource Biodiesel

As global dependence on fossil fuels is increasingly called into question, many nations, organizations, and individuals are exploring the use of biodiesel, a renewable fuel derived from vegetable oils (or animal fat), as an alternative power source. The first website presents (1) Biodiesel America, "a campaign whose mission is to change 100,000 diesel school busses to biodiesel by 2010." Biodiesel...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ls/2005/0218#TopicInDepth
View Resource International Human Powered Vehicle Association

The International Human Powered Vehicle Association is an association of national associations and organizations who are "dedicated to promoting improvement, innovation and creativity in the use of human power, especially in the design and development of human-powered vehicles." The website provides updates on the world of human-powered vehicles, such as upcoming world championships and...

http://www.ihpva.org/home/
View Resource Fuel Economy (Last reviewed in the Scout Report on October 8, 1999)

As the price of fuel continues to rise, this site continues to be as timely as when it first came online in October 1999. The site is maintained by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and it provides fuel-saving tips, fuel economy estimates, and so on. From the homepage, visitors can click through sections...

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/
View Resource A new breed of racing car runs on vegetable oil and chocolate

Recycling Masterpiece: British Racing Team Creates F3 Car That Runs on Chocolate http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/News/articleId=147889 The Chocolate-Powered Car http://www.businessweek.com/lifestyle/content/may2009/bw2009057_934211.htm?chan=top+news_top+news+index+-+temp_lifestyle World First Racing http://www.worldfirstracing.co.uk/ Fuel...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2009/0515