Published: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:11:00 +0000
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZBurning straight gasoline or highly diluted diesel fuel will almost certainly result in catastrophic damage to the mighty diesel engine.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZElectric cars hybrids rely upon electric motors for propulsion and assistance--learn more about how these electric motors and generators work.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZLearn how hybrids and all-electric vehicles create their own power for battery recharging through a process known as regenerative braking.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZLearn why the cost of maintaining a hybrid car is quite similar to the expenses of maintaining a conventional car.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZIt'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.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZLearn how inverters and converters work to condition electricity for power and recharging in hybrids and EVs.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZIt is expensive to replace hybrid batteries but they have proven themselves to be extremely reliable.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZHere are five things you should know about PZEVs.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZWith diesel engine common rail direct injection, each fuel injector is mounted directly above the piston within the cylinder head.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZThe basic facts about biodiesel, an alternative fuel made from vegetable oil.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZFind out why winter's dropping temperatures affect hybrid fuel economy--and how to fight back.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZElectricity 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.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZAlternators 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.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZHave 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.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZLearn more about the batteries in hybrid vehicles.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZCheck out these three things to keep your diesel running smoothly all winter long and eliminate those cold weather starting problems.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZWhat is a PZEV — Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle?
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZCetane is a colorless, liquid hydrocarbon (a molecule from the alkane series) that ignites easily under compression.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZA description of regenerative braking, how it works, the way in which it differs from traditional brakes, and new Hydraulic Power Assist braking.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZThe basic facts about ethanol, an alternative fuel derived from corn, grains or agricultural waste or it is chemically extracted from ethylene.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZUndertand the basics on electric cars.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZLearn about the BlueTEC diesel exhaust treatment system developed by Mercedes-Benz.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZGasoline 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.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZDon’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.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZWant to drive Earth-friendly? Better learn the Green Scores of these 2016 new cars.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZWhat does carbon neutral mean? Hybrid & Electric Cars.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZCompliance cars are designed and built specifically to comply with California regulations, and allow automakers to sell other vehicles in the state.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZHypermiling for superior fuel economy: Learn the tricks and techniques employed in hypermiling to maximize your vehicle's fuel mileage.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZPropane and LPG conversion kits can convert your gasoline vehicle into a bi-fuel or alt fuel vehicles. Here are some companies that offer conversions.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZThe 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.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZConverting 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.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZThe definition of bioethanol. Hybrid & Electric Cars.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZA 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.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZLearn the basic facts on natural gas, an alternative fuel that is a by-product of oil drilling and coal mining.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZAn explanation of fuel injector pulse width.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZThese companies provide propane conversion kits or services.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZThis shows great promise as a motor fuel due to its favorable energy density, and it returns better fuel economy compared to ethanol.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZAlgae holds promise as an alternative fuel, but development may be hindered by high costs of commercial production.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZWondering 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.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZDrop-in fuels take many forms, but their commonality is the ability to be used without major changes in infrastructure.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZWhat is a Lean-Burn Engine? Hybrid & Electric Cars.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZThese companies and organizations are top resources for advancement of algae biofuels.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZWe've all seen the ads that purport converting your car to run on water. Here's what to beware of.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZHere's our constantly-growing reference listing of companies that offer electric vehicle (EV) conversions and all-electric car components.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZThe definition of and an explanation of how an instant fuel consumption display works.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZThe definition of spark ignition.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZA reader wonders if he should install a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) delete kit on his 2008 Ford F-250 truck.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZThe definition of atomization. Hybrid & Electric Cars.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZUse 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.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZLearn the origins of the terms gasoline and petroleum, words used to describe our everyday motor fuel.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZThere are several ways for extracting oil from algae to produce biodiesel.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZLearn the basics about natural gas and its use as an alternative fuel.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZThe definition of ULEV, an Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZYou may know how hybrid vehicles works, but did you know these five fun facts about these alternative fuel vehicles?
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZThe definition of detonation in a vehicle engine.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZAn explanation of compression ignition.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZRent 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.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZThe definition of PSI. Hybrid & Electric Cars.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZA selection of books focused on solar energy.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZGood quality waste vegetable oil is an important part of this recipe for making homebrewed biodiesel fuel.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZWhile there’s plenty of pickups and vans available that use natural gas as a fuel, there are only two passenger cars, Honda’s Civic Natural Gas and the soon-to-arrive Chevrolet Impala.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZFind out what a two-mode hybrid is, how two-mode hybrids work, and what makes them different from full hybrids.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZCheck out the definition of an SULEV, a Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZPart 1 of a series on running a car on WVO
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZEver wonder how to make your own biodiesel? We'll walk you through it with step-by-step instructions and photos.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZWhat'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.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZThe definition of a throttle body.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZBefore undertaking natural gas conversion of your vehicle, be sure you know what questions to consider regarding regulations, cost and infrastructure.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZHere are five quick facts to learn about innovative biofuels from algae.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZTitration is one method used to determine the appropriate amount of lye (base) needed for a particular batch of waste vegetable oil when making homemade biodiesel.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZWhat is Hydrogen? Hybrid & Electric Cars.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZLearn these surprising facts about solar energy.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZPropane offers attractive alternative for fleet owners.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZFind out the basic facts on methanol, an alternative fuel made from woody plant fiber, coal or natural gas.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZThe use of biodiesel is growing, but it is important to understand how this form of diesel is differentiated from other types of this fuel.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZLearn the tricks of the trade for collecting good quality used vegetable oil for making homemade biodiesel or for use in a converted diesel engine.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZNissan’s Leaf is the world’s top selling electric car but U.S sales have taken a pause of late. The new 110-mile range battery could reinvigorate sales.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZPorsche hasn’t released electric-only driving range, but expect somewhere around 13 to 18 miles for the 2015 Cayenne S E-Hybrid.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZHydrogen car research could fall victim to belt-tightening if the Obama Administration’s proposed funding cuts become reality.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZLearn more about a flywheel hybrid, a hybrid car with a flywheel storage device.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZTop five reasons for using alternative fuels over fossil fuels.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZCheck out which diesel vehicles qualify for the Advanced Lean Burn Technology Motor vehicle tax credit.
2017-01-19T11:11:00ZThe definition of a mild hybrid.