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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
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...
Electric Cars That Are Road Legal

Electric Cars That Are Road Legal

Pure electric cars never need a gas fill-up while others need one only once in a while.Refuelling by gasoline of the modern car image by terex from Fotolia.comWhile a number of attempts have been made at creating electric vehicles, including the EV1, created in the mid-1990s by General...
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
Will The Chevy Volt Really Get 230 Miles Per Gallon?

Will The Chevy Volt Really Get 230 Miles Per Gallon?

General Motors is trying to build momentum as it comes out of bankruptcy. The big news is it is claiming the Chevrolet Volt hybrid will get 230 miles per gallon in city driving. That is ...
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
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
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
How Used Cars Can Be Greener Than Hybrids

How Used Cars Can Be Greener Than Hybrids

While many people think hybrids are the way to go, new studies show that buying used is often the greener choice. Here are a few reasons why.
Volvo S70 Tune-Up Procedures

Volvo S70 Tune-Up Procedures

Volvo sold the S70 from 1998 to 2000 with a range of inline five-cylinder engines. Base models have a 2.4-liter engine producing 168 horsepower, GLTs have a turbocharged version of the same engine with 190 horsepower, and top-of-the-line T5s have a highly tuned, 2.3-liter turbocharged...