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Electric Automobiles

Electric automobiles are vehicles that derive their power from electric motors. Many people may think that they are a fairly new invention, when actually, some of the earliest automobiles produced were already powered by electric motors that were fueled by batteries. However, due to the rapid development of internal combustion engines, electric vehicles were driven […]

First Automobile Works (FAW) – China’s Aggressive Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Manufacturer – Part 2

This is Part 2 of a two part series. In Part 1 we looked at First Automobile Works (FAW) history and its collaboration with Toyota. In this Part article we’ll discuss FAW’s recent progress in bringing hybrid buses to market. China FAW Group Corporation is currently billed as the number one automobile maker in China, […]

Power Your Car Using Air!

Most of us have heard of the promised hydrogen economy. What hydrogen proponents aren’t telling us is that hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are impractical. The reasons are numerous and include cost, infrastructure, reliability, safety … In all likelihood there will never be a hydrogen-based economy, at least not for the automobile industry and not in […]

The Analysis of Race Car Brakes

Race car brakes have many benefits as well as drawbacks. There are various materials that go into making these specialized car parts. In addition, there are numerous compelling reasons why choosing race car ceramics over standard semi-metallic brakes is wise. In this case, we will be analysing which brakes are better. The ceramic brake discs […]

A Brief History of Electric Hybrid Vehicles

Hybrid electric vehicles are automobiles which make use of a combination of conventional propulsion systems and rechargeable energy storage systems (RESS). The purpose for combining these two different power sources is to achieve improved fuel economy in hybrid electric vehicles compared to the conventional cars and trucks. Then, batteries are just used for support, and […]