Energy efficient cars

Energy efficient cars

Cars first began being developed with energy efficiency in mind as research was conducted into aerodynamics and how it can be applied to car design. This research has shaped cars into the sleek designs that they are today from the original box-like carriages they initially were, helping to reduce the resistance cars would encounter while driving and thus increase the efficiency of the car’s engine in producing energy for propulsion.

Later on engines themselves were also given more attention in regards to design and functionality. The introduction of multi-barrel carburetor in order to improve the combustion of fuel in an engine by regulating the air intake and thus improve the car’s economy. This helped improve both fuel consumption rates as well as power that was delivered by the engine for usage in the car, allowing for both more economical and more powerful machines to be developed.

Following the carburetor many vehicles then shifted to fuel injection systems, utilizing computerized controls to regulate fuel flow into engine cylinders and control the air/fuel mixture that previous a carburetor regulated. These systems became popular in the early 1990s and were used in a number of vehicles at that time and helped pave the way for the more modern systems used today.

In order to further improve the efficiency of vehicles on the road a number of alternative fuel sources were also explored to supplement some fuel costs and improve normal efficiency with traditional fossil fuels, beginning with alternative gas fuels such as propane and natural gas being used in public transportation in many cities. A number of private commuters also have adopted these sorts of fuel in their own cars as well in order to improve their vehicle’s performance, however due to the inconvenient nature of refueling two separate tanks with different types of fuel these have not become popular.

In order to provide a convenient, easy to use system to reduce fuel consumption the first electric-petrol hybrid cars were developed on the same concept of using one energy source to supplement another. These function by utilizing electrical motors to power the vehicle at low speeds as encountered with most city driving while providing petrol-based support for higher speeds and recharging of the car’s batteries when energy levels run low. This allows for hybrid cars to operate for extended periods of time on minimal consumable fuel in order to maximize their economic value.

Now many drivers are looking to improve their vehicle’s performance through the use of alternative energy fuels that can maximize their vehicle’s power while minimizing emissions. Many diesel fuels today, for instance, utilize a mixture of regular petrol-based diesel with ethanol and vegetable oil based “biodiesel” allowing for an increase in power while allowing for a significant drip in carbon dioxide emissions. These new fuel mixtures have been introduced to many refueling stations around the globe, and are currently being used to fuel many large vehicles such as delivery trucks that ship goods across the nation on a regular basis.

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