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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hybrid Cars

With the price of oil skyrocketing recently combined with a growing interest in performing less harm to the environment, there has been a fantastic deal of interest in hybrid vehicles over the past few years. Most big vehicle producers at this time have a minimum of one model of a hybrid automobile in production, whereas just a brief time ago they had been a rarity. Hybrid cars differ from electric cars and vehicles developed to run on option fuels, in spite of this are as well an option fuel option themselves. Below is our fundamental truth sheet when it comes to hybrid vehicles.

o Most hybrid vehicles out on the roads right these days are gas-electric hybrids. Diesel-electric hybrid cars are only at the development/beginning stages for some manufacturers and in limited production by others.

o The transmission performs basically the same capabilities in a hybrid automobile as it does in a standard car. Most hybrid vehicles have traditional transmissions, even though a couple of have very distinctive ones altogether.

o In a further kind of hybrid, called a series hybrid, the gasoline powered engine provides energy towards the generator which will charge the batteries or supply energy to the electric motor that has the responsibility of driving the transmission. In this kind of hybrid the gasoline engine technically does not directly energy the auto.

o Federal, state, and local governments are providing incentives for consumers to purchase hybrid cars. These incentives variety from totally free meter parking to capital tax credits.

Hybrid vehicles have been both the beneficiary of and also the inspiration for new technological developments in the automotive business. Thorough testing has determined that a number of models of hybrid vehicles may be extra fuel helpful than straight gasoline powered cars and at the same time be merely as responsive and useful. Hybrid cars stay nowadays a viable option for families and businesses that require to lower their reliance on petroleum, save money on fuel, effect the environment in a better way, or all three of those causes combined.

Car makers have come up with an innovation by generating cars that can assist both the environment as well as the driver's budget. They have manufactured a particular type of automobile that could work with significantly more than 1 power-source option. These are the hybrid vehicles. And 1 that provides comfort and design: 2003 Honda Civic hybrid car.

A hybrid vehicle can be a 1 that uses alot more than one energy source to power the vehicle. A gasoline engine and an electric battery run it. These are what we at present realize as the Gas Electric Hybrid Cars.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Fastest Car in the World - Caparo T1

When it comes to vehicles, the streets, and performance usually, there's nothing slightly as erotic and as fascinating as speed. Caparo T1: This automobile is so low that it as soon as had trouble obtaining over speed bumps. Many racers have risked their lives in their pursuit of ever faster speeds and far more effective methods of accelerating to such heights.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Bugatti Veyron - The priceless car

A car is without doubt one of the preferred representations of human engineering, and the most costly cars on this planet are as much specimens of beauty and luxury as power and performance. 1001 horsepower is tremendous power that makes it the fastest car on this planet. Not surprisingly, the most costly cars are regularly the most helpful and fastest cars at the same time.

The Atlantic was once a masterpiece and remains to be hailed as one of the vital delightful cars ever developed. The pre-war years had been a golden age for Bugatti, producing their most renowned designs which include the Royale models that changed into the epitome of class and performance, the unique GT cars. Veyron was once one of the drivers for Bugatti all over the 1937 Le Mans 24 Hour race, which resulted in a speed record for the race with the Bugatti car averaging around 140 kph over the length of the race.

Much of Bugatti's racing success all over this era will also be attributed to the testing driver and engineer, Pierre Veyron. They incorporate the latest advances in high-tech engineering and supplies science - from dashboards that remind you of fighter aircraft to all-enveloping leather upholstery to lightweight, exotic body material, all these and alot more will also be discovered in such "supercars. "Its tremendous engine and slippery aerodynamic style are the astuteness about its high speed.

Let's peep into the bonnet of the auto to have a look at its engine. The car is very easily surpassing of perfection of the engineers. The engineers took it beyond this by adding four turbos every developing a strengthen of 10 psi.

These two aspects are sufficient to propel this dashing auto alot more than 200 miles an hour in spite of this, there's something else too so as to add to it. This power is sufficient to make a jangle like a locomotive, putting high energy to the bottom to shake it. If you may have a little bit know how in regards to the combustion and power generation, you can imagine what an 8-liter and 16 cylinders engine can bring about. An 8-liter W-16 engine with four turbo looks bulky in the first impression. The engine is actually a mixture of two V6 or V8. Yes! It creates volcanic energy. The home business 's Atlantic, the Type 57, was once built in 1935.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Nissan Sylphy - Fuel saver?

Nissan Sylphy offering a serene interior of superior appointments, comfortable seating and innovations for a cleaner environment, the New Nissan Sylphy brings a refined sense of control to the entire driving experience. And with an array of underlying innovations and technologies for assured performance and safety, Nissan Sylphy gives you all the satisfaction and confidence of a suit that’s a cut above the rest. Try on the new Nissan Sylphy, and shift to elegance.
Sylphy is derived from the English word “sylph”. It represents the spirit of the wind, which together with earth, wind and fire make up Earth’s natural elements.

The creamy leather interior and wood panelling was classy and a sight for sore eyes. There’s ample space and more than sufficient legroom inside for front AND rear passengers.

The steering wheel is also made of leather and comes with an anti-microbacteria coating. The trunk could stuff in a couple of bags. And Nissan promises golfers could pack in four sets of nine-inch (40cm) wide golf bags.

It is priced (on the road with insurance) at RM112,800. A luxury package which includes leather seats, a 6CD changer with MP3 support and full V-Kool tinting is available at RM116,800.


Nissan Sylphy 2.0

ENGINE: 2.0-litre low-friction aluminium engine with Continuous Variable Valve Timing Control

MAXIMUM POWER: 133ps at 5,200rpm

MAXIMUM TORQUE: 191Nm at 4,400rpm

TRANSMISSION: Continuous Variable Transmission

FEATURES: Dual SRS Airbags, pre-tensioner seatbelts and active head restraint system, EBD and ABS+ brake assist, shock absorbers with ripple control, 6-star rating for safety by the Japanese New Car Assessment Porgram, electric power steering, heat-absorbing green glass and intermittent wiper link with vehicle speed

PRICE: RM112,800 (with insurance)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Proton + Lotus = EVE Hybrid

Proton, Malaysia’s National auto manufacturer with collaboration with Lotus Engineering has unveiled its first Hybrid prototype. The ‘EVE’ hybrid was introduced based on Efficient, Viable and Environmental. There are some impressive vital statistics from EVE.

Proton has not exposed any particulars of when or if the prototype EVE Hybrid will be mass-produced.

Lotus Engineering believes the application of hybrid technology is a key route for CO2 emissions reduction and that in the short term it will remain more viable to integrate hybrid technologies into existing model ranges than to develop expensive new dedicated hybrid platforms. That’s why EVE were named base on Efficient, Viable and Environmental.

The EVE system will offer Proton solutions that will remain price premiums for hybrid variants to a minimum; the reason is the of the Proton effort to lower development costs.

Details from

Performance benefits of EVE Hybrid technologies Extensive performance and drive cycle modeling of a production hybrid variant using the technologies on the EVE Hybrid indicate the following comparative vehicle performance figures:

(1) EVE Hybrid in micro-hybrid mode with start-stop system:
MPG: 41 (5% increase from baseline)
Max torque: 148Nm @ 4000rpm
Max power: 82kW / 110hp @ 6000rpm
0-62 mph (0-100kph): 12.6 sec
Top speed: 118mph
CO2: 164g/km (5% reduction from baseline)

(2) EVE Hybrid with full parallel hybrid configuration:
MPG: 50.2 (28% increase from baseline)
Max power: 105kW / 141hp @ 5500rpm
0-62 mph: 9 sec
Top speed: 118mph
CO2: 134g/km (22% reduction from baseline)

(3) Continuously Variable Transmission configuration
MPG (EU combined cycle): 41 (5% increase from baseline)
Max torque: 148Nm @ 4000rpm
Max power: 82kW / 110hp @ 6000rpm
0-62 mph (0-100kph): 12.6 sec
Top speed: 118mph
CO2 (combined cycle): 164g/km (5% reduction from baseline)
Proton Gen.2 1.6litre 4-cyl gasoline (manual transmission) baseline for comparison:
MPG (EU combined cycle): 39.2
Max torque: 148Nm @ 4000rpm
Max power: 82kW / 110hp @ 6000rpm
0-62 mph (0-100kph): 12.6 sec
Top speed: 118mph
CO2 (combined cycle): 172g/km
Max torque: 233Nm (limited to180Nm continuous) @ 1500rpm