Plymouth in 50 Buildings

Plymouth in 50 Buildings

Celebrating Derby

Celebrating Derby

Buses: Old Technology Refined

Publication Date15th July 2024

Book FormatPaperback





An interesting, lavishly illustrated look at how much modern technology in buses, such as the use of electric or gas instead of a combustion engine, is based on century-old technology.
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Despite all the current hype making people believe that electric and hybrid vehicles are a staggering present day breakthrough in the quest for a carbon zero future, both are, in fact, old technology introduced over 100 years ago that has been refined.

This book takes a look at how gas, hybrid, and electric propulsion has been redeveloped after disappearing during the twentieth century and is now regarded as ‘the future’. Although not intended to be a definitive history of public road transport in the UK, within its pages are several other technological and vehicle design developments that made their debut over a century ago and have made a return in recent years, all of which are illustrated and described to provide a fascinating insight of how things have continued to change.

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