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Driving the Future: Combating Climate Change with Cleaner, Smarter Cars by Margo T. Oge

April 13, 2015

41yVldPMeoL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Former director of the EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality, engineer Margo Oge’s Driving the Future gives readers a fascinating preview of the cars of the future, while exploring the science and politics behind climate change. Driving the Future offers Oge’s insider perspective on the collaboration between car manufacturers, environmental groups, and the government in their efforts to combat climate change, and how these collaborations will affect the vehicles of the next forty years. Oge portrays a future where clean, intelligent vehicles with lighter frames and alternative power trains will produce zero emissions and run at 100+ mpg. These vehicles will be able to communicate with each other in order to avoid accidents, park themselves and leave virtually no carbon footprint. As vice-chairman of the board of DeltaWing Technologies, a company working to develop a high-efficiency passenger car, Oge brings first-hand experience to an exciting and innovative glimpse into the future of transportation technology.

Praise for Driving the Future:

“A riveting insider’s account of the people, science, politics, and technologies behind an improbable victory in the battle against global warming. Every citizen should read this book and feel proud.”
– Lisa Jackson, EPA Administrator under President Barack Obama

“Margo Oge gives us a roadmap to a future world of cleaner cars, healthier air, reduced geopolitical conflict, and stronger communities. If we get there, it will be because of visionaries such as Oge.”
– Ken Kimmell, President, Union of Concerned Scientists

“Margo has the credibility and the record for convincingly discussing a carbon-free future in her book, a vision we share.”
– Ulrich Kranz, Senior Vice President, BMW Product Line I

“A fascinating insider’s view of collaborative rule making that literally changed the face—and tailpipes—of an industry, and a thoughtful look forward to future opportunities.”
– Tom Linebarger, Chairman and CEO, Cummins Inc.

“Reading the book is as pleasant as having a talk with a good friend, and as informative as a full course in public policy.”
– Mario J. Molina, PhD, Professor at the University of California, San Diego, winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

“Five starts to Margo Oge! She may be a veteran regulator, but she also has the vision thing: the broad historical and conceptual perspective that made her one of the EPA’s stars.”
– William Reilly, EPA Administrator under President George H.W. Bush

“A compelling insider’s account about the making of President Obama’s landmark vehicle emission rules. This should be a must-read for anyone who wants to know how the regulatory process actually works.”
– Congressman Henry Waxman

Driving the Future can be found at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local indie bookstore.

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