Published: Sat, 10 Dec 2016 11:06:48 +0000
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZLearn how hybrids and all-electric vehicles create their own power for battery recharging through a process known as regenerative braking.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZElectric cars hybrids rely upon electric motors for propulsion and assistance--learn more about how these electric motors and generators work.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZBurning straight gasoline or highly diluted diesel fuel will almost certainly result in catastrophic damage to the mighty diesel engine.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZLearn the basics about what a diesel/biodiesel vehicle is and how it works.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZIt's diesel compression ignition technology for gasoline engines. Learn how and why this old yet new fuel-saving technology is on the come back, along with its advantages and disadvantages.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZLearn how inverters and converters work to condition electricity for power and recharging in hybrids and EVs.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZLearn why the cost of maintaining a hybrid car is quite similar to the expenses of maintaining a conventional car.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZLearn about the inner workings of a hybrid vehicle, and how they seamlessly integrate an internal combustion engine, an electric motor and a battery.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZHere are five things you should know about PZEVs.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZIt is expensive to replace hybrid batteries but they have proven themselves to be extremely reliable.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZWith diesel engine common rail direct injection, each fuel injector is mounted directly above the piston within the cylinder head.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZElectricity is an alternative fuel. Learn the basic facts on how electricity has joined the rank of the other alternatives: it may just be the fuel of choice for your next vehicle.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZHave you heard of cylinder deactivation but don’t know what it is? Maybe you’ve heard it called Active Fuel Management or Displacement on Demand. Well, find out just what cylinder deactivation is, why it’s a good idea and how it works.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZCetane is a colorless, liquid hydrocarbon (a molecule from the alkane series) that ignites easily under compression.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZLearn more about the batteries in hybrid vehicles.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZA description of regenerative braking, how it works, the way in which it differs from traditional brakes, and new Hydraulic Power Assist braking.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZThe basic facts about biodiesel, an alternative fuel made from vegetable oil.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZAlternators and voltage regulators have been in automotive vehicles for years--find out the answer to this reader's question on why an electric car needs to be plugged in to recharge.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZFind out why winter's dropping temperatures affect hybrid fuel economy--and how to fight back.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZWhat does carbon neutral mean? Hybrid & Electric Cars.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZFind out why fuel economy drops in a flex-fuel vehicle (FFV) when running E85.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZLearn about Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), a method of converting harmful diesel oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions, by catalytic reaction, into benign nitrogen gas and water.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZKeep your hybrid running its best by following these guidelines for regular maintenance.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZConverting a conventional gasoline car to compressed natural gas with a CNG conversion kit may be complex, but not necessarily difficult. Here are companies that offer kits and/or installation.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZCheck out these three things to keep your diesel running smoothly all winter long and eliminate those cold weather starting problems.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZThe basic facts about ethanol, an alternative fuel derived from corn, grains or agricultural waste or it is chemically extracted from ethylene.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZUndertand the basics on electric cars.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZWhat is a PZEV — Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle?
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZThe definition of detonation in a vehicle engine.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZLearn the basics on ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) and how it affects newer and older diesel vehicles.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZFind out what to do to lessen the cold weather's effect on your vehicle's fuel economy.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZLearn about the BlueTEC diesel exhaust treatment system developed by Mercedes-Benz.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZLearn why flex-fuel vehicles have to use E85, and how it's a transitional fuel.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZAlternative fuels; we're not talking about gasoline, diesel or kerosene. Think cleaner and also domestically produced: Discover the array of alternative fuels that offer hope and possibility for life after traditional fossil fuels.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZFind out the basic facts on fuel blends, mixtures of traditional and alternative fuels that are being used as transitional fuels.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZWe've all seen the ads that purport converting your car to run on water. Here's what to beware of.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZWinter weather brings special considerations when driving a hybrid car in order to ensure maximum fuel efficiency.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZHypermiling for superior fuel economy: Learn the tricks and techniques employed in hypermiling to maximize your vehicle's fuel mileage.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZWondering if your vehicle is E85 compatible? Start here to find the model and year to confirm if you have a flex-fuel vehicle that can utilize E85.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZCompliance cars are designed and built specifically to comply with California regulations, and allow automakers to sell other vehicles in the state.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZDon’t worry, the car won’t disappear in the future, it will just be powered by different energies, and in some cases, take on new shapes.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZThese companies provide propane conversion kits or services.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZPropane and LPG conversion kits can convert your gasoline vehicle into a bi-fuel or alt fuel vehicles. Here are some companies that offer conversions.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZWant to drive Earth-friendly? Better learn the Green Scores of these 2016 new cars.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZThe rubber hits the road in Scott's driving testorama in which his four tests provide a real life head-to-head comparison of the 1.8-liter 4-cylinder Honda Civic vs. the 1.3-liter Honda Civic Hybrid.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZLearn how the law of energy applies to hybrid and all-electric cars.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZFollowing a few easy steps could mean a big boost in MPG for your hybrid
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZGasoline Gallon Equivalents are based on British Thermal Units (BTUs), this gasoline gallon equivalents chart compares the energy content of various fuels to that of a gallon of regular gasoline.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZAn explanation of fuel injector pulse width.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZWhat is a Lean-Burn Engine? Hybrid & Electric Cars.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZLearn how to maintain your natural gas or propane powered vehicle.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZAdBlue is a brand name for for Diesel Emissions Fluid. Learn how this urea solution is used to scrub oxides of nitrogen from diesel exhaust.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZDrop-in fuels take many forms, but their commonality is the ability to be used without major changes in infrastructure.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZThere are several ways for extracting oil from algae to produce biodiesel.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZFind out how much of a federal tax credit you're due if you buy a hybrid in the United States.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZLearn the basic facts on natural gas, an alternative fuel that is a by-product of oil drilling and coal mining.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZTop three reasons to choose an electric vehicle for your next car purchase.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZHypermiling using Pulse and Glide (P&G) for superior fuel ecomomy.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZA selection of books focused on solar energy.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZThe definition of and an explanation of how an instant fuel consumption display works.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZWhat is Hydrogen? Hybrid & Electric Cars.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZA regular reader writes in asking if gasoline can be mixed with oil to run in a diesel engine. Scott answers, and sheds light on the many fuels that can run in a diesel.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZAn explanation of compression ignition.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZTesla quotes a 0-to-60 time of 5.2 seconds for the new Model S 70D
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZYou may know how hybrid vehicles works, but did you know these five fun facts about these alternative fuel vehicles?
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZHere's our constantly-growing reference listing of companies that offer electric vehicle (EV) conversions and all-electric car components.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZEver wonder how to make your own biodiesel? We'll walk you through it with step-by-step instructions and photos.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZThis shows great promise as a motor fuel due to its favorable energy density, and it returns better fuel economy compared to ethanol.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZThe definition of atomization. Hybrid & Electric Cars.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZFind out what a two-mode hybrid is, how two-mode hybrids work, and what makes them different from full hybrids.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZBefore undertaking natural gas conversion of your vehicle, be sure you know what questions to consider regarding regulations, cost and infrastructure.
2016-12-10T11:06:48Z2016 Sonata Hybrid will have class leading combined fuel economy of 43 mpg
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZCheck out the definition of an SULEV, a Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZThe definition of spark ignition.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZUse of CNG as an alternative vehicle fuel is growing in significance with many city-owned fleets converting to the fuel. Here are five quick facts to know.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZThe definition of a throttle body.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZAre hybrids just more marketing hype--or are they the real deal to saving fuel and emissions?
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZWant to drive Earth-friendly? Better learn the Green Scores of these 2016 new cars.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZThe definition of ULEV, an Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZToyota Says It’s Not Possible For The i-Road To Flip Over
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZA reader wonders if he should install a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) delete kit on his 2008 Ford F-250 truck.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZThese companies and organizations are top resources for advancement of algae biofuels.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZWhat's the big deal? Does it really matter if I fill up with gasoline or propane? Learn why renewables are making such a big impact in the energy world.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZWhy should you change your ways and go from using traditional fuels to the alternatives? Here are the top 10 reasons to go for it.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZThe definition of a full hybrid.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZLearn the tricks of the trade for collecting good quality used vegetable oil for making homemade biodiesel or for use in a converted diesel engine.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZAlgae holds promise as an alternative fuel, but development may be hindered by high costs of commercial production.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZFrequently Asked Questions about running a car on WVO
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZThe definition of fuel injectors.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZThe definition of PSI. Hybrid & Electric Cars.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZLearn the basics about natural gas and its use as an alternative fuel.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZYou've got questions about hybrids, we've got answers. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about hybrid vehicles--and their answers.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZKia aims for over 50 mpg fuel economy
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZDo the physical properties of natural gas and the design characteristics of natural gas make it a safe motor fuel?
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZLearn the origins of the terms gasoline and petroleum, words used to describe our everyday motor fuel.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZRent a ride on Nissan’s New Mobility Concept in San Francisco. It’s a cheap, safe and green way to commute, run errands or explore the city.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZHere are five facts to know about this popular fleet vehicle fuel.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZLearn the basics about what a flex-fuel vehicle (FFV) is and how it works.
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZPart 1 of a series on running a car on WVO
2016-12-10T11:06:48ZApple has internally designated the electric car a “committed project.” Go-ahead came after more than a year of investigating the feasibility.