The 21st century has arrived, and alternative cars are proving to be a significant presence on showroom floors and highways throughout the world. In 1994, Robert Q. Riley accurately forecast the necessity of alternative automobiles, in the first edition of this important publication, and the second edition of Alternative Cars in the 21st Century: A New Personal Transportation Paradigm offers considerably more information. Intelligent transportation systems and hybrid vehicles are granted elevated emphasis as their usefulness has been clearly proven in current vehicles, designs. Alternative fuels are examined in depth, including hydrogen as a fuel and the most recent hot topic, fuel cell techlogy. The latest developments touting the benefits and challenges of three-wheel cars are presented in a thorough and interesting chapter. The second edition of Alternative Cars in the 21st Century: A New Personal Transportation Paradigm provides an abundance of critical kwledge for engineering professionals and consumers alike, offering a brighter alternative future through better alternative cars. Contents Include: Personal Mobility in Crisis Personal Mobility Vehicles for the 21st Century The Techlogy of Fuel Ecomy Alternative Fuels Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Three Wheel Cars Intelligent Transportation Systems Alternative Cars in Europe.