EV and Hybrid info source for dissertation

I’m a Product Design student and have chosen to write my dissertation on Electric and Hybrid Technology in the automotive sector.

I’m at the stage now where I have started to collate research on this subject and was wondering if there was anyone in industry who has a particular background or has some knowledge of this sector and would be willing to give some advice as to where this technology is heading.

Any recommendations of good information sources such as books, journals, web-sites would be much appreciated.

CMU has a group researching electric vehicles and how to make them more affordable. http://chargecar.org