Summary of The Great Race
From THE GREAT RACE: THE GLOBAL QUEST FOR THE CAR OF THE FUTURE by Levi Tillemann. Copyright © by Levi Tillemann. Reprinted by permission of Simon & Schuster Inc.
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The internal combustion engine has had its day. The big upheaval won’t happen tomorrow – or even by 2025 – but eventually, the gas pump will be a museum relic and electric cars will be common. In this exhaustively researched, compelling history, auto industry expert Levi Tillemann offers an overview of the field with a focus on how Japanese companies rose to prominence. The author – who learned Japanese and Chinese so he could delve into those nations’ auto industries – details the birth and development of the electric car and explains how its future is likely to unfold. getAbstract recommends his insights and predictions to car lovers, futurists, investors, entrepreneurs, history buffs, gearheads, carmakers, dealers and all drivers.
In this summary, you will learn
- How the automobile industry evolved and what its future holds,
- Why the internal combustion engine will eventually give way to electric-powered cars, and
- Why the US government and its automakers must work together to remain competitive.
About the Author
Levi Tillemann is the Cal and Jeff Leonard Fellow at the New America Foundation. He served as Special Advisor for Policy and International Affairs at the US Department of Energy.