Summary of Bottled Lightning
Superbatteries, Electric Cars, and the New Lithium Economy
If you think electric cars are new, think again.
If you think electric cars are new, think again. Inventor Thomas Edison developed batteries to run cars in 1902. Then a funny thing happened: Gas-powered cars captured the public’s imagination. But gasoline prices, pollution and the politicization of oil sales are causing increased public interest in alternative fuels and people are again becoming interested in electric cars. Popular Science senior editor Seth Fletcher provides a fast-paced story about the battery-driven factors that could reshape the world auto industry, explains how drivers can electrify their cars’ energy needs and suggests how the industrialized world can turn away from oil. getAbstract recommends Fletcher’s timely, well-told overview to those who seek a glimpse into an oil-free future.
In this summary, you will learn
- How the electric battery evolved;
- Who the major figures in the auto and battery industries were; and
- How current science involving alternative batteries may affect the future demand for carbon-based fuels.
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