Earth & Environmental Science Journalism

Case Study: Alternative Fuel Vehicles.

Questions to Ponder and Discuss


Background information: Alternative Fuel Vehicles.

Carney, Susan and Liller, Joe and Plungis, Jeff, 2001, Hybrids boosted by Bush, Detroit News, May 18, 2001.

Chen, Edwin and Simon, Richard, 2001, Bush Details Energy Plan, Calls for Boost in Supplies, Los Angeles Times, May 18, 2001.

Heilprin, John, 2001, New Cars Less Fuel Efficient, Los Angeles Times, October 10, 2001.

Nixon, Rob, 2001, A Dangerous Appetite for Oil, The New York Times, Op-Ed page, October 29, 2001.

2001 Toyota Prius information, Toyota website,

2001 Honda Insight information, Honda of America website,

Scientific Articles: Alternative Fuel Vehicles.

Fukuo, Koichi; Fujimura, Akira; Saito, Masaaki; Tsunoda, Kazuhiko and Takiguchi, 2001, Development of the ultra-low-fuel-consumption hybrid car -INSIGHT, JSAE Review, 22: 95-103.

Nakata, Toshihiko, 2000, Analysis of the impact of hybrid vehicles on energy systems in Japan, Transportation Research Part D, 5: 373-383.

Rosen, Harold A. and Castleman, Deborah R., 1997, Flywheels in Hybrid Vehicles, Scientific American, 277: 75-85.

Wouk, Victor, 1997, Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Scientific American, 277: 70-74.

Popular Articles: Alternative Fuel Vehicles.

Clift, James, 2001, Sport utes can be hybrid-powered, too, Detroit News, May 15, 2001.

Detroit News Staff and Wire Reports, 2001, Toyota is developing hybrid powertrain, Detroit News, May 9, 2001.

Higgins, James V., 2000, Insight, Prius top fuel savers, Detroit News, October 10, 2000.

Hyde, Justin, 2000, GM unveils test car that delivers 80 miles per gallon, Detroit News, January 1, 2000.

Martinez, Gebe, 2001, Energy debate tests car industry, Detroit News, July 9, 2001.

O'Dell, John, 2001, DaimlerChrysler to Produce Crossfire, Los Angeles Times, August 20, 2001.

O'Dell, John, 2001, EV Rental Cars Opens 2 Offices, Los Angeles Times, September 8, 2001.

Pickler, Nedra, 2001, Clean car credits win fans, Detroit News, April 25, 2001.

Plungis, Jeff, 2001, Auto show protesters push for 'cleaner' cars, Detroit News, January 8, 2001.