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- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 125.00
Transport is the fastest-growing energy sector world-wide. Every year increasing numbers of drivers at the wheels of ever larger vehicles burn more petroleum products and emit more carbon dioxide. The danger is clear. Nations around the world have taken up the challenge to reduce oil use and the CO2 that comes with it. This report examines the multiple... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 50.00
Toyota rose from the ashes of World War II to become, just fifty years later, one of the dominant automakers in the world. How did Toyota do it? How did it go from making cars that Westerners pointed to and laughed at to making cars, like the Lexus, that people now lust after? That's what this book is all about. As veteran writer K. Dennis Chambers... more...
- Plunkett Research, Ltd. 2009; US$ 299.99
A key reference tool for the automobile industry, including trends and market research. Provides industry analysis, statistical tables and an automobile industry glossary. Also provides in-depth, proprietary profiles of 400 leading companies in the industry--includes addresses, phone numbers, and executive names. Wield this powerful tool for strategic... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 19.99
Six months after its American introduction in 1985, the Yugo was a punch line; within a year, it was a staple of late-night comedy. By 2000, NPR's Car Talk declared it "the worst car of the millennium." And for most Americans that's where the story begins and ends. Hardly. The short, unhappy life of the car, the men who built it, the men who imported... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
A legend in the car industry reveals the philosophy that's starting to turn General Motors around. In 2001, General Motors hired Bob Lutz out of retirement with a mandate to save the company by making great cars again. He launched a war against penny pinching, office politics, turf wars, and risk avoidance. After declaring bankruptcy during the... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2003; US$ 14.95
The remarkable story of how two brothers Edouard and André Michelin turned the sleepy family rubber firm in the heart of rural France into one of the most innovative and successful tire-makers in the world. Edouard, a landscape painter at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, displayed an engineering genius for tire-making and product innovation, whilst André,... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 24.95
A behind-the-scenes look at Lexus?s surprising twenty-year success story?in a revised new edition In the 1980s, German brands BMW and Mercedes-Benz dominated the luxury car market and had little reason to fear competition from Japan. But in 1989, Toyota entered the market with the Lexus LS 400, a car that could compete with the Germans in every... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 107.00
The international financial value of Grand Prix racing has grown substantially in recent years. This book will focus upon the massive size, value, importance and impact of the industry. It will also investigate the dominance of UK based Research and Development and design and the development of team strategy and tactics. The authors have based their... more...
- Plunkett Research, Ltd. 2011; US$ 299.99
A key reference to the automobile industry, including trends and market research. Includes industry analysis, statistical tables and an industry glossary. Also provides in-depth, proprietary profiles of 400 leading companies in the industry, featuring addresses, phone numbers and executives. A tool for strategic planning, competitive intelligence,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 110.00
Focusing on safety and environmental protection issues, this book provides incisive, cutting-edge theoretical analysis that evaluates the impact of new automotive technologies, and the associated public policies, on social welfare. more...