As gas prices continue to rise, hybrids, electric cars, hydrogen cars and vehicles that are more fuel efficient are becoming increasingly popular. And now, for those who wish they could reduce the carbon footprint of their car, there is a solution.
In his book The Zero Carbon Car: Building the Car the Auto Industry Can’t Get Right renewable energy author William H. Kemp chronicles the process by which he transformed a Mazda Miata into his own personal zero carbon vehicle. Kemp looks at everything from the history of the automobile to the geopolitics surrounding the oil indsutry and presents his case for a paradigm shift to carbon-neutral personal transportation using technologies that exist today.
The book includes design plans and instructions (including an accompanying website complete with hybrid engine management software and support data) in order to help anyone who wants to to build fully electric and zero-carbon plug-in hybrid automobiles. By offering this data, Kemp hopes to encourage others to advance these designs in an effort to demonstrate their viability.