As the American Big Two, GM a Ford, continue to lose market share in the world, Japan's leading auto-makers--Toyota and Honda--are expanding their global share and increasing their profits by presenting high-quality, credible and highly efficient automobiles. The recent oil price hike is sure to accelerate the trend towards clean car technology, which will be a key to survival in the global automobile industry. Toyota recently became the world's number one automobile company and looks set to further extend its lead. Consumers have shown tremendous interest in Japanese cars, especially for their clean and efficient technology. This book offers insights into the Japanese car industry and its future direction.--From publisher description.In 1995, Toyota released an EV called the RAV4 EV, powered by a rechargeable NiMH battery. ... But where an EV would be powered solely on the strength of its onboard battery, the hybrid system would derive its power from an electric motor and gas engine. ... So he began building a simulation system capable of better pinpointing the various junctures where problems arose in a running prototype.
|Title||:||Clean Car Wars|
|Publisher||:||John Wiley & Sons Incorporated - 2008-05-16|