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Car Wars - The Rise, the Fall, and the Resurgence of the Electric Car-logo

Car Wars - The Rise, the Fall, and the Resurgence of the Electric Car

John Fialka

The resurgence of the electric car in modern life is a tale of adventurers, men and women who bucked the complete dominance of the fossil fueled car to seek something cleaner, simpler and cheaper. Award-winning former Wall Street Journal reporter John Fialka documents the early days of the electric car, from the M.I.T./Caltech race between prototypes in the summer of 1968 to the 1987 victory of the Sunraycer in the world's first race featuring solar powered cars. Thirty years later, the electric has captured the imagination and pocketbooks of American consumers. Organizations like the U.S. Department of Energy and the state of California, along with companies from the old-guard of General Motors and Toyota as well as upstart young players like Tesla Motors and Elon Musk have embraced the once-extinct technology. The electric car has steadily gained traction in the U.S. and around the world. We are watching the start of a trillion dollar, worldwide race to see who will dominate one of the biggest commercial upheavals of the 21st century.

The resurgence of the electric car in modern life is a tale of adventurers, men and women who bucked the complete dominance of the fossil fueled car to seek something cleaner, simpler and cheaper. Award-winning former Wall Street Journal reporter John Fialka documents the early days of the electric car, from the M.I.T./Caltech race between prototypes in the summer of 1968 to the 1987 victory of the Sunraycer in the world's first race featuring solar powered cars. Thirty years later, the electric has captured the imagination and pocketbooks of American consumers. Organizations like the U.S. Department of Energy and the state of California, along with companies from the old-guard of General Motors and Toyota as well as upstart young players like Tesla Motors and Elon Musk have embraced the once-extinct technology. The electric car has steadily gained traction in the U.S. and around the world. We are watching the start of a trillion dollar, worldwide race to see who will dominate one of the biggest commercial upheavals of the 21st century.
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The resurgence of the electric car in modern life is a tale of adventurers, men and women who bucked the complete dominance of the fossil fueled car to seek something cleaner, simpler and cheaper. Award-winning former Wall Street Journal reporter John Fialka documents the early days of the electric car, from the M.I.T./Caltech race between prototypes in the summer of 1968 to the 1987 victory of the Sunraycer in the world's first race featuring solar powered cars. Thirty years later, the electric has captured the imagination and pocketbooks of American consumers. Organizations like the U.S. Department of Energy and the state of California, along with companies from the old-guard of General Motors and Toyota as well as upstart young players like Tesla Motors and Elon Musk have embraced the once-extinct technology. The electric car has steadily gained traction in the U.S. and around the world. We are watching the start of a trillion dollar, worldwide race to see who will dominate one of the biggest commercial upheavals of the 21st century.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jonathan Yen

Length:

9h 12m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

28:06


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

21:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

29:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

34:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

26:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

21:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

25:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:25