Steve Levine

Steve Levine



Average rating: 3.56 · 867 ratings · 124 reviews · 17 distinct worksSimilar authors
Putin's Labyrinth: Spies, M...

3.51 avg rating — 310 ratings — published 2008 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Powerhouse: Inside the ...

3.40 avg rating — 334 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Oil and the Glory: The ...

3.95 avg rating — 167 ratings — published 2007 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
To and For

4.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1992
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Art of Downloading Music

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Hit Kit

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2003 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Powerhouse: Inside the ...

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Machine Age

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Learn About Data Center Bri...

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Cycles of Heaven

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 1988
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Steve Levine…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“This particular examination had proven exceedingly useful because when the second-generation Prius was released in the mid-2000s, some wondered whether Toyota had cheated on the fuel economy tests.”
Steve Levine, The Powerhouse: Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World

“This is the Prius,” he said. The car he pointed to was a shell with wires hanging out. “It is an example of what they look like when we are done,” he said. This particular examination had proven exceedingly useful because when the second-generation Prius was released in the mid-2000s, some wondered whether Toyota had cheated on the fuel economy tests. Hillebrand’s team had showed that, if the company wanted to, it in fact could game federal evaluators. That was because the car could be programmed with advance knowledge of the curves, stops, and hazards that all automakers knew the test featured. So armed, it could adjust and conserve gasoline. Hillebrand’s team did not demonstrate that the Prius folks did cheat. But the opportunity to do so was sufficient. He sent word to the Environmental Protection Agency, which devised a randomized test that was harder to con.”
Steve Levine, The Powerhouse: Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World

“America’s battery team was largely foreign born. There was the occasional American-born battery guy—the families of most of the researchers on Thackeray’s small team had been in the United States for generations, as had Chamberlain’s. But Thackeray himself was born in Pretoria. Chamberlain’s deputy, Tony Burrell, was from Palmerston North, on New Zealand’s North Island. Chamberlain’s immediate boss, Emilio Bunel, was Chilean. The same was true across the American battery brain trust: though John Goodenough grew up in Connecticut, Stanford’s Yi Cui was born in China, Berkeley’s Venkat Srinivasan in India, and MIT’s Yet-Ming Chiang in Taiwan. In the industry, not just Sujeet Kumar and Atul Kapadia but almost their entire team of scientists was born in India.
Moroccan-born Khalil Amine unapologetically hired only foreigners. His group included not a single American-born researcher.”
Steve Levine, The Powerhouse: Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Challenge: 50 Books: Alex's 50 Books of 2010 19 119 Dec 01, 2010 11:44AM  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Steve to Goodreads.