Energy and Hybrid Vehicles Explained

By |2021-05-25T19:25:44+00:00November 26, 2008|Automotive Energy|

Around one-fifth of the UK’s total CO2 emissions is produced by road vehicles, and roughly half of that – amounting to some 19 million tonnes of carbon dioxide – is calculated to come from private cars. Manufacturers have responded by developing various methods of minimising consumption of petrol, which has [...]

All About Energy for Air Travel

By |2021-05-25T19:25:45+00:00November 24, 2008|Automotive Energy|

Air travel is by no means a modern invention; Leonardo Da Vinci designed a flying machine in the 15th century. Various methods of powering flight have been tried over the course of the centuries. Hot air balloons dominated the early days of air travel; an aircraft was powered by a [...]

Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicles

By |2021-05-25T19:25:45+00:00November 24, 2008|Automotive Energy|

Fuel cell cars are an emerging technology. At present, numerous prototypes are being developed, some are currently being tested on the roads and a few manufacturers claim to be close to launching production models. How do Fuel Cell Vehicles Work? Fuel cell vehicles are essentially an advanced form of electric [...]

All About Energy and LPG Vehicles

By |2021-05-25T19:25:45+00:00November 24, 2008|Automotive Energy|

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is produced from the separation of gases in gas fields, and as a by-product of refining crude oils. It is mostly propane, and also contains butane. The UK produces almost six million tonnes of LPG a year, not all of which is needed for the domestic [...]

Electric Vehicles and the Environment

By |2021-05-25T19:25:44+00:00November 24, 2008|Automotive Energy|

The concept of Electric Vehicles (EVs) is not new. Experimental electric carriages were being built as early as the 1830s and many variations have appeared since, but they have never equalled internal combustion vehicles in popularity. However, concerns for the environment are now making EVs seem more attractive because they [...]

The Benefits of Biofuel and Flexfuel

By |2021-05-25T19:25:45+00:00November 18, 2008|Automotive Energy|

Throughout the developed world, cars and commercial vehicles use a great deal of fossil fuel and release pollution into the atmosphere – notably CO2, thought to be causing climate change. The need to switch to other fuels is clear, and some alternatives are already available. Biofuels have been particularly well [...]

All About Energy and Diesel Vehicles

By |2021-05-25T19:25:45+00:00November 18, 2008|Automotive Energy|

Petrol and diesel have long been rival energies for road transport applications. Traditionally, petrol engines were preferred for cars because they were faster and quieter, whilst the greater pulling power of the diesel engine was considered better suited to commercial vehicles. More recently, refinements to diesel technology have made diesel [...]

Energy and Petrol Vehicles

By |2021-05-25T19:25:45+00:00November 18, 2008|Automotive Energy|

Of all the types of power unit that were tried out during the early years of the automobile, it was eventually the petrol-fuelled four-stroke internal combustion engine that proved most popular – so much so, that for the greater part of the 20th century many motorists never dreamed of buying [...]

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