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Future Drive: Electric Vehicles And Sustainable Transportation
by Daniel Sperling
contributions by Mark A. Delucchi, Patricia M. Davis and A. F. Burke
Island Press, 1995
Paper: 978-1-55963-328-4 | eISBN: 978-1-61091-073-6 | Cloth: 978-1-55963-327-7
Library of Congress Classification TL220.S65 1995
Dewey Decimal Classification 388

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In Future Drive, Daniel Sperling addresses the adverse energy and environmental consequences of increased travel, and analyzes current initiatives to suggest strategies for creating a more environmentally benign system of transportation. Groundbreaking proposals are constructed around the idea of electric propulsion as the key to a sustainable transportation and energy system. Other essential elements include the ideas that:



  • improving technology holds more promise than large-scale behavior modification

  • technology initiatives must be matched with regulatory and policy initiatives

  • government intervention should be flexible and incentive-based, but should also embrace selective technology-forcing measures

  • more diversity and experimentation is needed with regard to vehicles and energy technologies


Sperling evaluates past and current attempts to influence drivers and vehicle use, and articulates a clear and compelling vision of the future. He formulates a coherent and specific set of principles, strategies, and policies for redirecting the United States and other countries onto a new sustainable pathway.
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