Zoom : the global race to fuel the car of the future / Iain Carson and Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran.
By: Carson, Iain.
Contributor(s): Vaitheeswaran, Vijay V.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Twelve, 2007Edition: 1st ed.Description: viii, 336 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780446580045; 044658004X.Subject(s): Automobile industry and trade -- Forecasting | Automobiles -- Research | Alternative fuel vehicles | Automobiles -- Technological innovations | Power resources | Automobile industry and trade -- United States -- HistoryDDC classification: 338.4/7629222 LOC classification: HD9710.A2 | C27 2007
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -325) and index.
Introduction : The great awakening : oil is the problem ; cars are the solution -- pt. 1. Highway robbery -- ch. 1. The terrible twins : cars and oil wrote the history of twentieth-century American capitalism -- ch. 2. Down and out in Detroit : how the car industry, the icon of American greatness in the last century, lost its way -- ch. 3. Big oil in big trouble : the world is not running out of oil, but America's oil giants are in trouble even so -- pt. 2. Can dinosaurs dance? -- ch. 4. The parable of the Prius : how Toyota's culture propelled the once-provincial carmaker past GM to number one -- ch. 5. The axis of oil : oil's geopolitical complications arise from America's bipartisan addiction to oil -- ch. 6. The slumbering giant awakes : the great awakening of America to the dangers of oil addiction and global warming is pushing corporations to act -- but can big business really solve the problem? -- pt. 3. Manifold destiny -- ch. 7. Crouching tiger, leaping dragon : Asia's rise could save, rather than destroy, the planet -- ch .8. The juice and the jalopy : the same anarchic, amazing forces that brought us the Internet and telecom revolutions are now racing to develop the clean fuels and smart cars of tomorrow -- ch. 9. A call to arms : a grass-roots movement sweeping across America promises to overturn Washington's oil curse -- and level the playing field for clean energy and the car of the future -- Bibliography -- Index.
Reveals that the auto and oil industries are at a pivotal crossroads and have shaped domestic capitalism and the international landscape to create both progress and consequence, in an account that predicts a revolution in energy use and car manufacture.