The Global Rise of the Modern Plug-In Electric Vehicle: Public Policy, Innovation and Strategy
Graham, John D. E. Elgar, 2021 496p bibl index, 9781800880122 $175.00, 9781800880139
For those who have limited acquisition budgets—and who doesn’t—and can purchase only one book that deals with electric vehicles in all their aspects, this is the book. The 13 chapters, each supported by more than 100 notes/references, quickly add up to a very high quality, useful volume. Readers can open this book to any page and find something interesting or useful. Lithium: “There is no spot market for lithium and it is not traded on any exchange. …” (p. 286). Or readers may want to know “… how many public charging stations will be needed in each of the 50 states in 2025″—try page 383. Graham (Indiana Univ.) lists the seven consultants with whom he worked, thereby creating opportunities for finding further information. A smart student will find out what these people have written and use the primary sources. However, this is not a pretty book, and it does have a less than exciting title—the whole package is a bit intimidating. Weighty information with a physical weight that will make any backpack uncomfortable but well worth reading and transporting. Every teacher should read chapter 1—it’s full of relevant information that will probably come up in the classroom, and this is painless preparation.
Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readers. Reviewer: C. J. Myers, formerly, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia Subject: Science & Technology Choice Issue: May 2022
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