Electric and autonomous vehicles will change the layout and rhythm of our lives. Entwined with this story of change are the fuels and forms of energy we used to enable the engines and motors to propel us forward. In this excerpt from his upcoming book, noted energy expert Michael Webber makes the case that switching from oil to electricity for powering vehicles would cut transportation-related carbon emissions and create a pathway to quieter, zippier travel.
MICHAEL E. WEBBER is the Josey Centennial Professor of Energy Resources at the University of Texas at Austin and Chief Science and Technology Officer at ENGIE, a global energy company headquartered in Paris.
E. Webber, M. (June 1, 2019). "Electric Highway." ASME. Mechanical Engineering. June 2019; 141(06): 32–37. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.2019-JUN3
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