Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technologies for Improved Environmental Performance

  • Author : Richard Folkson
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 19 March 2014
  • ISBN : 9780857097422
  • Page : 784 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 voters

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ISBN: 9780857097422
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