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Hybrid technologies for medium to heavy-duty commercial trucks hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, June 10, 2008. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology (2007). Subcommittee on Energy and Environment.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Hybrid electric vehicles -- Technological innovations -- United States.,
  • Hybrid electric vehicles -- United States -- Cost effectiveness.,
  • Trucks -- Technological innovations -- United States.,
  • Trucks -- United States -- Fuel systems -- Cost effectiveness.

Book details:

Classifications
LC ClassificationsKF27 .S3935 2008h
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 61 p. ;
Number of Pages61
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23063117M
ISBN 100160823501
ISBN 109780160823503
LC Control Number2009376093

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