There are two things that are costing motorists a lot of money; the spiraling fuel prices and the increased reliance on motor vehicles for daily activities. As a result, motorists are looking everywhere to find a solution that will allow them not to have to spend so much on fuel. To do this, you can either take your car for LPG conversion, or if you do not have a car yet, you could plan to buy an LPG car. Alternatively, if you are not in a position to purchase an LPG car, you can look for one that has been converted by its previous owner.
Because of the growing popularity of LPG, there are now many cars in the used car industry that are available for sale. Read more
Vegetable oil used as diesel fuel. Yes, a diesel engine will run on veggy oil. There are three ways to use vegetable oil as a fuel.
1. Straight vegetable oil (SVO).
2. Mixing to thin the vegetable oil with a petro fuel or solvent.
3. Biodiesel, my favorite.
The term SVO refers to straight vegetable oil. SVO can be used as a direct fuel substitute but can lead to engine problems. SVO’s high viscosity leads to poor combustion, sticking fuel injectors, excessive carbon deposits, and fuel dilution of the engine oil. Read more
Eco-performance tyres play an important part in finding the balance between vehicle performance and environmentally friendly design. More and more the modern automotive industry strives to incorporate environmentally friendly and fuel efficient elements into vehicles. Often this comes in the form of manufacturing processes, materials and engine technologies, but tyres can make a big difference to the fuel efficiency and lowering of emissions.
Tyres designed to be ‘eco’ reduce fuel consumption by providing low rolling resistance. Read more
There are so many ways to reduce the fuel consumption of a car, and anybody can do it. Whether the car is automatic or manual stick shift simply by accelerating gently and braking gently less fuel will be used when driving. The use of the air conditioning in the vehicle will use on average 10-15% more fuel, and while it is a useful tool in the car, it is of most benefit after 40miles or 66klms per hour. Using the air conditioning under 40miles/66klms per hour will burn more fuel than having the window open while driving. Read more
How many miles per gallon can you gain extra for free? If you want to cut down on your running costs, here are three easy steps that you can take almost immediately at no cost to you that will help you to stretch out the miles between fill ups at the petrol/gas station.
Motorists these days are having a really hard time with the ever increasing cost of petrol/gas and diesel hitting their pockets hard, so every little bit we can do to help ease the situation is welcome.
Improving the fuel efficiency of our vehicles is now becoming a way of life for many people and the combustion powered vehicle is ripe for some consideration to help with increased miles per gallon.
Easy Step #1 – Trim Down the Load.
If you are carrying around unnecessary weight in your car or truck this places more strain on the engine that requires more energy to move it along. Read more
There are a number of different motors on the market, each best suited for a number of different applications (some applications’ needs are even able to be met by two or three different types). For those of you who aren’t familiar with one of the more popular types, a DC electric motor is designed to run using DC electric power. This article is aimed at outlining some of the different types of DC motor, giving even the most novice of people a better understanding.
These motors include a wound rotor (also known as an armature), a split ring commutator, and either a wound or a permanent magnet stator. Read more
If you buy an electric car now, you can benefit from rebates and tax credits. These financial incentives are time-sensitive and change from year to year. They are being offered to early adopters to “break the ice.” While this article focuses on Los Angeles, it can get you started on finding out about the rebates and tax credits available in your part of the country.
People are calling them “electric cars” or “Electric Vehicles” or “EVs.” I’ll use the terms interchangeably.
What financial incentives are available for purchase of electric cars? If you purchase an electric car in 2011, you may be able to reduce your federal tax bill by $2,500 to $7,500 with a tax credit. Read more
Coming fossil fuel crisis becomes closer from day to day. That makes many people think of alternative fuels, which will be used in future. There are a few main alternative energy sources are used today and supposed to be developed in future. These are solar energy, geothermal energy, wind energy and hydro energy. All these energy sources are used for producing electricity and heat.
Oil is now the most expensive and one of the main fuels, which is used in many spheres of human activity, especially in vehicles. Read more
When choosing between three phase and single phase motors, many people look towards the advantages and disadvantages that each type presents as a way of reaching the right conclusion. Because the performance of your engine is the most important aspect for all applications, it is important that you choose the right type from the get go. Here are the advantages of the single phase model:
The size of these motors makes them perfect for use in smaller applications, such as: fans, pumps, refrigerators, portable drills and compressors.There are several types of motor to choose from, including: split-phase, capacitor-start, shaded-pole and wound rotor. Read more
When you look at the new trends in cars you will find that the only practical way to save energy is to use hybrid cars. However, they have one disadvantage and that is the weight of the batteries. Despite the use of lithium iron technology, these batteries are still heavy. This hampers the performance of present-day hybrid automobiles and the automobile engineers are on the lookout for ways to reduce the weight of batteries. If not for the batteries, the hybrid is the most practical solution to high prices of gasoline.
Presently, a few manufacturers of cars are experimenting with the use of body panels to store electrical energy that is generated while the hybrid cars are moving with the use of gasoline. Read more