Hybrid Vehicles : Cars & Vehicles
Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty ImagesIn 1989, the Cummins 5.9 Diesel engine became the first medium-duty diesel engine put in a light-duty truck sold to the general public. The engine had been used only in commercial trucks before that time. Dodge provided the engine in its Ram pickups...
Considering what is good and what is not in the car battery market can easily depend on name brand and price. While you can go cheap with a low-line quality battery and have good luck, if you're looking for quality and dependability, perhaps gambling on the low-line is not a risk you're willing to t
The electric vehicle (EV) has long been heralded as the future of automotive travel. It runs on battery power, makes no emissions itself that pollute the atmosphere and is cheaper to run than a gas-guzzler. One fact not often mentioned is that when EV batteries need to be recharged, they use electri
The latest improvements in diesel efficiency and emissions have made the diesel passenger car a true competitor to the hybrid. Automakers are now racing to produce diesel passenger vehicles as CAFE standards put pressure on them to raise fuel economy.
Electric cars have been around for a long time, but now the largest automakers in the world are driving this technology forward in a race to hit the market and take advantage of increasing demand.Nissan appears to be ahead of the game with its all-electric "Leaf" slated for mass production
Automotive waste materials include used motor oil, anti-freeze, brake fluid, transmission fluid, car batteries, degreasers and even used worn out tires. All of these items contain chemicals that can harm the environment and may not be biodegradable. It is important to dispose of all automotive waste
When you look at the history of the automobile industry, hybrids will go down in history as one of the most revolutionary advancements.The term hybrid means duality in operation, and that is exactly what hybrid cars entail. Beneath the hood are two powerhouses: the electric motor and the gasoline mo
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) asserts that fossil fuels provide more than 85 percent of all the fuel consumed within the United Sates. Fossil fuels are used primarily for electrical power and transportation fuels. Hydrogen fuel cells are being developed by the DOE, and they are expected to cha
Hybrid cars are good for the environment and may represent the future of the automobile industry. With ecological concerns growing by the day and the need to seek out alternative sources of energy more critical than ever, hybrid cars are a key stepping stone towards to greener lifestyle. Which isn't
In the majority of modern cars there is an electronic signal that goes off when the seatbelt is not secured in. As long as the seatbelt is locked in place, then nothing happens, but if the key is in the ignition and the seatbelt is not plugged in, then an alarm or beeping will go off either consiste
Cars are the most replied upon means of transportation today. Manufacturers have developed every kind of car--from fast sports cars to luxury cars. But how do these gasoline-powered vehicles compare to the more modern electric cars that operate on batteries? By definition, a gas-powered
Did you know you could save thousands of dollars each year if you learn how to run a car on water? It is possible to actually increase your car's performance and reduce carbon emissions, using green technology that already exists. Your vehicle will be around 50% more fuel efficient when its reg
Despite what you think, industries don't change very quickly - it's usually a very slow process. Even when industries die, it's usually more like a slow-motion train wreck, and then they still don't die completely. Over the years, I've analyzed many industries which I'v
Well, this may come as no surprise to you if you have ever done any collaborative work and brainstorming. The other day, we learned something very interesting in our think tank, at one of our regular local meetings at a local coffee shop. As a warm-up we had a quick brainstorm on the designing of ca
Fuel vaporization is a process that can help you improve the miles per gallon in your vehicle. When you improve your fuel economy, you can end up with more money in your pocket and less spent on purchasing expensive fuel. Also, the less fuel used, the more you and your vehicle will be helping out th
Are you still driving a gas powered car and paying $100s for the gas bill? Why you do that when you can eliminate this gas bill and save $1000s every year while helping the planet. Owning an electric car is one of the best solutions to save money and reduce your expenditure.
You should consider the disadvantages to owning a hybrid vehicle when considering your next vehicle purchase.Luxury Car sportscar from my luxury car series image by alma_sacra from Fotolia.comMany people are considering hybrid electric vehicles as an alternative to their current vehicles....