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Mini's Electric Car

Mini's Electric Car

Is the earth really going green? You bet it is. The environment is coughing and spitting from all the toxins we are putting into it and most of it comes from the thousands of manufacturers worldwide. Carbon emissions are eating away at the atmosphere and it may take hundreds of thousands of years to
Choose the Right Hybrid Vehicle to Save Gasoline and Save the Environment

Choose the Right Hybrid Vehicle to Save Gasoline and Save the Environment

Although not yet for everyone, there are some great reasons to consider purchasing a hybrid vehicle for your next car. Not only are they better for the environment, they will help you save gas.
Why People Are Converting to the Electric Car - The Truth!

Why People Are Converting to the Electric Car - The Truth!

It is the time when people are getting more conscious about the environment and their resources and hence they are also trying to change their lifestyle and habits in order to meet the standards that would help protect the environment as well as the natural resources available to us. Many might won
How Do Toyota Fuel Injectors Work?

How Do Toyota Fuel Injectors Work?

IntroductionToyota fuel injectors are an electro-mechanical device that meters, atomizes and directs fuel into the intake manifold. Toyotas use 40 to 50 pounds constant fuel pressure. When they are working well, they should hold a pressure of at least 25 pounds for five minutes with the...
Hydrogen Car Disadvanages and Advantages

Hydrogen Car Disadvanages and Advantages

Hydrogen cars are a relatively new option available to consumers looking to purchase a vehicle, according to Michael Boxwell and Quentin Wilson, authors of "Owning an Electric Car 2010 Edition." While these vehicles are environmentally friendly and run on a renewable resource (water),...
Electric Cars - The New Way of Life

Electric Cars - The New Way of Life

In these times that gasoline prices have gone so high, one way that car owners can reduce their auto running bills is to go electric.
Problems with E85 Fuel

Problems with E85 Fuel

Ethanol has been seen by the general public as an alternative fuel with almost zero drawbacks. While E85, a mix of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline, does produce less pollution and is renewable through growing the corn used in its creation, it has some problems that anyone considering conv
2005 Chevrolet Duramax Specs

2005 Chevrolet Duramax Specs

Test drive and invite a professional check of all used Chevrolet Duramax vehicles prior to purchase to reduce the need for expensive after-market repairs.orange coupe image by John Sfondilias from Fotolia.comThe "Weekend Warrior" 2005 Chevrolet Silverado Duramax is a large, modifiable...
How to Set a Wrangler Upright

How to Set a Wrangler Upright

The Jeep Wrangler is one of the most popular 4x4s on the off-road trail circuit. The vehicle is used for rock-crawling, mudding and trailing because its short wheelbase makes it ideal for going in, over and around tight trails. Once in a while, however, the Jeep Wrangler will roll over. This can hap
Can You Take an All-Electric Car Through a Carwash?

Can You Take an All-Electric Car Through a Carwash?

Previously, there was some talk in the carwash industry, and also with those automobile engineers in Detroit who had come up with a 42 fold electrical scheme for future automobiles about the challenges of washing the car. After all, if you're washing the car and for some reason something goes w
Hybrid Car Disadvantages

Hybrid Car Disadvantages

The price of gasoline has gone sky-high. And the pollution from car exhausts has significantly increased. The auto industry's solution to these problems was to develop the hybrid car. Hybrid cars get better gas mileage, and they do not pollute the air as much as nonhybrid cars. However, there are di
How Are Car Batteries Made?

How Are Car Batteries Made?

Lead and AcidCar batteries are made with lead and lead oxide plates. These plates are placed next to each other in a mixture of water and sulfuric acid. The solution is about one-third acid and two-thirds water; the addition of the acid makes it an electrolytic substance, which means...
Cycle of a Rotary Engine

Cycle of a Rotary Engine

Rotary engines are rare powerplants, since they pose singular engineering challenges. As of 2010, the Mazda RX-8 is the only vehicle offered with a rotary engine. The design, as well as the power cycle, are completely different from those of conventional engines.
Car Battery Fundamentals

Car Battery Fundamentals

A car battery is the leader in the start-up process when the key is slipped into the ignition and turned. Working with other components underneath the hood, the battery is key to a car working properly.
How Do Low Mass Stars Die?

How Do Low Mass Stars Die?

A star forms as hydrogen gas and other matter gets condensed by the forces of gravity. The gravity causes nuclear fusion to occur, causing the star to release heat and light. Due to Earth's distance from most stars, the light a star emits can take a few years to reach Earth. Humans may see the light
Take a Ride in the Zenn Car Neighborhood Electric Vehicle

Take a Ride in the Zenn Car Neighborhood Electric Vehicle

The ZENN Motor Company has provided us with the earth-friendly automotive future with its no noise, electric vehicle, the ZENN. While it requires no gasoline and is not dependent on foreign oil, it also differentiates itself with convenience and utility that not one other NEV (Neighborhood Electric
We Built an Experimental Solar Car

We Built an Experimental Solar Car

How cool would it be to build your own solar car? That's what my husband Kelly Hart thought, over ten years ago. So he built one, with some help from me, and we called it our Sunmobile. We used it to drive around our small Colorado town.
Hydro-Electric Car Technology

Hydro-Electric Car Technology

A hydro-electric car harnesses hydrogen and electricity to power its engine. But this is more of an idea in progress than a working plan. The hydro-electric car contains fuel cells that combine hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity. It is the molecular conversion between hydrogen and electricit
Boettger is no stranger to flying at high altitudes

Boettger is no stranger to flying at high altitudes

At this time, somewhere over northern Nevada, airplanes are being told by air traffic controllers to keep an eye out for a small, two-seat glider. The unpowered airplane is piloted by 44-year-old Gordon Boettger and ...
Eliminate Chronic Car Problems With Electric Vehicle Conversions

Eliminate Chronic Car Problems With Electric Vehicle Conversions

Today, you can exchange your car's gas engine to a fully electric motor.The technology used to carry out electric vehicle conversions has reached a level where you can feel confident in the outcome.Aside from that, when you convert your car to an electric motor, you can reduce all kinds of expe