When Cars Went Electric, Part One [Historical]

  title={When Cars Went Electric, Part One [Historical]},
  author={Massimo Guarnieri},
  journal={IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine},
  • M. Guarnieri
  • Published 5 April 2011
  • Engineering
  • IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine
In recent years, increasing attention to environmental pollution and concern about the depletion of oil reserves have boosted an interest in electric and hybrid cars as viable alternatives to gasoline-powered automobiles. R&D programs copiously supported in many countries are notably aimed at developing advanced management systems, high-efficiency motors, and innovative batteries with high energy densities, both of the rechargeable and fuel-cell types. When we think of electric vehicles in this… 

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