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The book deals with the fundamentals, theory, and design of conventional cars with internal combustion engines ices, electric vehicles evs, hybrid electric vehicles hevs, and fuel cell vehicles fcvs. This would also benefit our economy since alternative fuels can be produced in the. Find out their differences, how they are produced, and the challenges involved in converting our planet to alternative fuel sources. We need to start looking for other ways to power our vehicles.695 881 537 1368 1113 471 1378 1021 1089 874 1044 7 651 1466 411 1444 953 1403 886 66 1156 1277 837 621 1485 369 675 1444 780 14 1065 258 997 848 1164 1180