Expert Alliance Publications

 

eBooks by Expert Alliance

Except where PDF is indicated, all the publications below are accessed by following the links to the iTunes Bookstore from where they can be downloaded as eBooks on to supported iOS and OS X devices running iBooks software.  PDFs can be downloaded by clicking the links.



Testing the Tesla Model S in real world

An extended test of world’s most advanced electric car on UK roads, including comparative financial analysis of its costs and benefits versus conventionally-powered cars, taking into account UK tax breaks and other incentives for electric vehicles.




The PHEV Factbook

A detailed analysis of the, real world performance, costs and benefits of owning and operating a Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle (PHEV) based on data gathered over 10,000 miles. Includes into analysis of the impact of UK tax breaks and incentives for electric vehicles on whole-life cost of ownership.



The business case for routing the the Birmingham to Manchester section of the UK’s proposed North:South high speed railway through Stoke-on-Trent, delivering more economic growth for less capital cost than any other scheme. Published by Stoke-on-Trent City Council. Authored by Alan James, who is Project Director for the Stoke Route HS2 programme.

Also available in PDF format here.


The business case for the proposed 500 km/h (311 mph) maglev strategic transport network for Britain. Alan served as CEO of UK Ultraspeed, the company established to develop the proposal to deploy the German Transrapid magnetic levitation system in Britain.  This 2006 document provides the detail behind the strategic business, policy and financial case Alan and his team put to the Prime Minister and others. 


This document is the high level business case, developed at the request of the Conservative Party when in opposition before the 2010 General Election and with the support of northern cities, for a 500 km/h (311 mph) maglev strategic transport network not only linking London to the cities of England’s Greater North, but linking those cities to each other. 


Both the UKU documents explain the strategic business, policy and economic case Alan and the UK Ultraspeed team developed for a radically new 500 km/h transport system.  The key objectives were not only to transform travel, for instance with a London to Birmingham trip time of under 30 minutes, but also to create a super-regional economy across the North to act as a genuine counterweight to London and the South East.  Had maglev been adopted, UKU would have linked more cities, with significantly faster journey times, and delivered greater economic benefit, at around half the capital cost of the conventional rail HS2 scheme.



The North Tyne Bike Ride Guide

A comprehensive guide to Northern England’s cycling paradise on the rural backroads either side of Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland.  Includes fully detailed route descriptions and gradient profiles derived from metre-by-metre GPS traces, plus fully interactive mapping and Google Earth and Streetview integration.