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dc.contributor.advisorSang-Gook Kim.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKang, Heejayen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-02-27T22:26:08Z
dc.date.available2008-02-27T22:26:08Z
dc.date.copyright2007en_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/40442
dc.descriptionThesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2007.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 34-36).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis will examine the validity of the benefits of the Hybrid-Electric Vehicle (HEV). With the recent focus on energy initiatives, reflected through Bush's state of the union, as well as President Hockfield's MIT Energy Initiative, we are heavily investing resources to tackle the energy consumption problem. The HEV is widely touted as the apparent answer to the global environmental concerns as a substitute to the conventional vehicle that can lower fuel usage and toxic emissions. We explore this environmentally responsible claim through four spectrums of interest: the consumer, the automaker, the government, and the environmentalist. After determining the different parameters that affect HEV integration, we can do a more thorough analysis of energy and cost consumption through the whole vehicle lifecycle, through the process of production, use, and disposal in a comparative study with other alternative fuel vehicles. We conclude with a policy recommendation to integrating HEV vehicles as a sustainable industry and how it fits into the picture for the future of the transportation industry.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Heejay Kang.en_US
dc.format.extent39 p.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subjectMechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.titleAn analysis of hybrid-electric vehicles as the car of the futureen_US
dc.title.alternativeAnalysis of HEV vehicles as the car of the futureen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.B.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc191701876en_US


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