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Creating a Market for Electric Cars - When Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903, it would go on to start a revolution for the American auto industry. Ford pioneered the assembly line and increased auto production substantially. Today, Ford is one of the most successful auto makers in the world. According to the company, a key factor of success is the focus on building relationships and placing the consumer first. Understanding the consumer and how they view business helps Ford to continue improvement ("Marketing strategy", 2010)....   [tags: Electric Cars Essays]
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Electric Cars Pros and Cons - An electric vehicle is an automobile that is propelled by one electric motor or more, using electrical energy stored in batteries or another energy storage device. Some electric vehicles run one hundred percent on electricity, while others (hybrid electric vehicles) run partly on electricity and partly on some other fuel such as gas or diesel. Using electric vehicles that run one hundred percent on electricity would reduce the total primary energy consumed for personal transportation. There are more than 150,000 electric vehicles companies all over the world who construct and sell all kinds of electric vehicles....   [tags: Electric Cars Essays]
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Hybrid and Electric Cars - Global climate change is becoming an ever more relevant topic, and the reality of the issue is becoming more apparent. Support is growing to combat the effects, and one of the assumed ways is by driving eco-friendly vehicles such as the Toyota Prius or other hybrid cars. However, after researching some questions arise of just how eco-friendly these products are. One will explore the environmental effects of hybrid and all-electric vehicles. There are also economic impacts and social factors that will be addressed and they directly affect the production and consumption of these vehicles....   [tags: alternatives to conventional fuel consumng cars]
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Modern Cars: A Hybrid Prius - Hybrid Prius A hybrid car is a car which can run on two or more fuel sources. A Hybrid Prius is a vehicle that is fuel efficient with two motors. At low speed it runs on an electric motor powered by a battery pack, and at higher speed it runs by a gasoline engine. The two engines share work. This helps reduce the amount of gasoline-power energy required to move the car. The battery (lithium-ion battery) charges while the car is running. They undergo a constant change of charge. It receives energy from the generator through braking or transmission....   [tags: electric and fuel powered 2 motor cars]
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Import Cars vs. Domestic Cars - Muscle cars have always been a big in the United States such as the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, and Chevrolet Corvette. These cars have been some of the most popular cars for the past 35 or more years, but over the past 20 years, Japanese cars are becoming more and more popular. Many people who are into muscle cars despise these 'imports' and people who are into these imports have the same feelings toward muscle cars. These two types of car lovers have a strong dislike for each other and these cars....   [tags: Compare Contrast Cars Car Essays]
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Adjusting to the Policy of Energy Efficiency: Hybrid Cars - New technology has been emerging to help the environment. There have been many different inventions created in order to help protect our planet and to help people be more efficient with using energy. A popular invention is hybrid cars. The question is should consumers invest in buying one. Many people know about hybrid cars, but many people don’t know exactly how they work, therefore they find no interest in investing to buy one. Hybrid cars are extremely different than a gasoline car. Gasoline cars run off only gasoline, which produces more pollution that goes into the air....   [tags: Hybrid Cars, technology, ]
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Changing the Reward System at Strauss Cars - Strauss Cars is one of the leading car rental companies in Europe, operated in 25 countries with about 1250 points of sale. After strategic review in 2012, Board decided to change traditional values and to focus on organic growth and improve the quality of service to its customers. Also, Board decided to unite sales and marketing centers in Edinburgh; consequently, staff from Manchester and Cardiff will be offered redundancy or relocation. Implementation of Board new strategic plans is a big issue for a company overall and especially for employees from Manchester and Cardiff....   [tags: car rentals, strauss cars, reward strategy]
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Cars as a Symbol in The Great Gatsby - Cars as a Symbol in The Great Gatsby Cars play a very important part in the telling of The Great Gatsby. The Great Gatsby is a very dark, unhappy book, and the cars really exemplify this. "…cars change their meaning and become a symbol of death" (Dexheimer). Cars also give the reader insight into some of the different characters in the book. One of the most important jobs of cars in this book is to foreshadow upcoming events. Throughout the book, there are many devastating and dark events that these cars represent....   [tags: Fitzgerald Great Gatsby Cars Essays]
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The Benefits of Hydrogen Cars - The Advantages of Hydrogen Cars As you know, gas prices are going up. Nobody likes paying more money for gas and yet nobody is willing to do anything about it. Now that we are at war with the Middle East (the main gasoline providers) the gas prices are going to keep going up. Some people (like foreign ambassadors) say that trade with the Middle East is good for there economy, but I for one don’t like being dependant on foreign oil. That is where hydrogen fuel cells come into the picture. Rather than depending on a foreign countries oil, to provide fuel, businesses today should look to hydrogen as an alternative fuel source....   [tags: Hydrogen Cars Environmental Automobiles Essays] 694 words
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Hybrid Cars Not More Cost Effective - If you listen to the car companies, hybrid cars are the best invention since sliced bread. While there are many reasons to buy a hybrid car, including a new tax incentive for US owners, it doesn't hurt to have a good understanding of how they work. This article explores the myths, benefits and drawbacks of owning one of these new "green" vehicles. Are hybrid cars really more cost effective. What is a hybrid car. Basically, it's a normal, fuel efficient car that has two motors – an electric motor and a gasoline powered motor....   [tags: Hybrid Automobiles Cars] 1191 words
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Aerodynamics of Race cars - The main focus in building and designing a successful race car is making it aerodynamically efficient. However, at the same time, the car must be versatile, durable, safe, and most important, fast. The challenge for the design team is to create car that can race on any type of track, weather it be on tight corners or long straight-aways. The aerodynamics of the race car is multi-functional. The first purpose is to make it as streamline as possible. The second purpose is to provide downforce for the race vehicle....   [tags: aerodynamics physics race car cars] 840 words
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The Efficiency of Hybrid Cars - The Efficiency of Hybrid Cars      Transportation is a large concern in today’s modern world. Most individuals have opted to buy vehicles for their personal use. Most of these vehicles consume gasoline and a smaller proportion is hybrid based. These two types of vehicles have many similarities. The two such vehicles require an energy source and both types of vehicles provide an important function to society. That function is to provide people with a reliable form of transportation. Although these two types of vehicles have many similarities, their differences are what distinguish them....   [tags: Hybrid Cars Car Gasoline Efficient Essays] 732 words
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American Cars and Foreign Cars - Cars in America are almost a way of living now. The car a person owns shows the world what kind of person they are. Most of those cars are ten of the major car companies that dominate the car market. There are over 250 million cars on the road in America. Five of those ten car brands are American brands. More people should buy American cars because of the incredible safety and reliability, distinct style, equal or better fuel economy, and the support of American jobs. American cars are built stronger and more reliable than foreign cars....   [tags: fuel economy, technology] 915 words
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Hybrid Cars - I have always wondered what Hybrid cars were all about. Especially because over the past couple of years gas prices have been at record highs. I knew that there were such things as electric cars but until this last year or so I have only seen the wealthy be able to afford to drive them. And from what I had heard about Hybrid cars was that they were over priced, small, and not so attractive cars. No wonder nobody owns them. Now I am starting to see them more often and they aren’t as bad as everyone had said....   [tags: Cars Car Hybrids Gas Essays Vehicle Automobile] 1237 words
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The Human Conditions of Growth to Maturity Depicted in the Film "Two Cars, One Night" and the Book" Where the Wild Things Are" - The film Two Cars, One night directed by Taika Waititi and the children’s book, Where the Wild Things Are written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak, explore two key concepts of the human condition, characterised by the growth from immaturity to maturity and its contribution to the developing of relationships. In Two Cars, One Night, the gap in-between the cars represent a battleground between two forts, with insults such as “Hey ugly, ugly girl” and “Hey dick, I mean boy” thrown to and fro yet no body dares cross the gap....   [tags: two cars one night, where the wild things are] 677 words
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Cars and their Enemies - Cars and Their Enemies Summary In the July 1997 issue of Commentary, James Q. Wilson challenges the consensus among academia’s finest regarding the automobile in his bold article, Cars and Their Enemies. Directed towards the general public, his article discredits many of the supposed negatives of the automobile raised by experts, proves that the personal car is thriving and will continue to thrive because it meets individual preference over other means of transportation, as well as presents solutions to the social costs of cars....   [tags: Analysis, James Q. Wilson] 881 words
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cars in china - Due to a strong domestic demand for cars in China, car manufacturers are expected to sell 13 million cars this year. China is expected to overtake United States as the world’s No.1 car market next year. As the car export market is still being affected by the global economic downturn, China carmakers have been focusing on the Mainland China market which is more attractive. The expected growth is more than 50% and this trend will continue next year as per some forecast. The stimulus package, provided by the Chinese government in cutting consumption taxes on cars with small engine capacity and giving small car purchase subsidies to villagers, helps the car industry....   [tags: automobile] 742 words
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Mercedes-Benz Cars - The name Mercedes-Benz entails a plethora of thoughts from elegance to performance. Mercedes has a connotation of being the quintessential form of a German-made car. They combine luxury and performance to make the perfect vehicle. 'The best or nothing', the slogan for Mercedes-Benz sums up the past, present, and future for their company. The company’s two founders, (Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler) have been making history since the year 1886 ("A Star). The timeless body styling of all Mercedes-Benz models require no annual changes....   [tags: Germany, Luxury Cars, Automobiles]
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Compressed Air Cars: Cleaner than Fueled Cars - There are only a hand-full of alternatives to petroleum(or diesel)fueled cars in the world. such as electric cars,solar cars,vegetable oil cars,and even cars powered by ‘fast-food’ grease. but there is another type of alternative fuel for cars that many people do not know about,or even heard about,or even thought that this very simple element,(which we use every single day,and use it to survive) could ever be considered as an alternative fuel for cars.This element which you are using right now, is air. It seems like a brilliant,genius idea to use air,the most common simple substance in the world,as an alternative energy.So why do we not use it as one?well actually air has been used for t...   [tags: Environment, Alternative Energy, Fuel] 1451 words
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The Pros and Cons of Hybrid Cars - There has been many new technologies that are surfacing into our generation. These inventions are created in order to help protect our planet and help people to start being more efficient while using energy. One of these inventions is hybrid cars. Though hybrid cars are a known technology, not many people know exactly what they are all about. Since many people don’t know exactly what they’re about, they then really have no interest in purchasing one. Hybrid cars are very different from gasoline cars....   [tags: Pro Con Essays] 844 words
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Hybrid Cars: A Blessing or a Curse? - ... The first hybrid car in the list is Parallel hybrid car and series hybrid car. A parallel hybrid car uses both the engine and the electric motor to power the wheels. In a parallel hybrid, the gasoline engine and electric motor work together in parallel to generate the power in the vehicle to move forward. The second hybrid car in the list is a series hybrid car, the electric motor in the does all the work of generating power in the vehicle. While a series hybrid car does have a gasoline powered engine, but the engine does not have a direct connection to the electric motor; it is used only to power the generator....   [tags: paralel, series, electric motors] 787 words
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Taking a Look at Hybrid Cars - We all know that hybrid cars are the best. Especially if you watch the advertisements about hybrid cars you will think that buying a Hybrid car is the best choice for you. Companies always make you think that if you buy our car you will save the environment, make fewer stops at the gas station, and feel good about your green self. However the truth is that Hybrid cars are not that good because of the following reasons; first hybrid cars are more expensive than the normal version of the same cars, second, hybrid cars does not help very much in saving money compared to the gas cars and third, the hybrid cars has negative environmental impacts....   [tags: electromechanical engineering] 546 words
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Advanatges of Battery Operated Cars - Throughout society, we as people have been harming our great nature with gasoline operated vehicles. Gasoline operated cars have many negative impacts on us. Some negative impacts may include polluting the air, being more dangerous, and more parts which leads the car to brake down easily. Other disadvantages of gasoline operated cars are the price you’re going to have to pay for gas, and having to warm up your car in the morning. For battery operated cars there will be no need for any of this....   [tags: cost, pollution, technolgy] 722 words
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The Benefits of Hybrid Cars - For years, new technology has been, and continues to emerge in society. One aspect that has been affected greatly by it is the environment. There have been many different inventions created in order to help protect our planet, and to help people be more efficient with energy use. An upcoming and improving invention that has become very popular is hybrid cars. The question is not if these cars are more efficient and helpful to our environment, but whether consumers should invest in buying one. Many people know about hybrid cars, but just as many people don’t know exactly how they work....   [tags: environment, alternative energy, fuel]
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Should Cars be more Efficient - Should Cars Be More Efficient. Since the industrial revolution, huge steps have been made in terms of discovering and utilizing new technologies and different types of fuel for the purposes of transportation. Before the advent of the modern automobile, the widely used means of transport were horses, carriages, and walking by foot. These means of transport posed major challenges due to the fact that transporting supplies from one warehouse to another was difficult. However, with the introduction of the first car, it was a great reap forward towards eliminating most of the transportation hurdles....   [tags: Transportation, Automobile Industry] 2412 words
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Discussing the Issue of Smoking in Cars - This article discusses the amassed issue of smoking in cars in the presence of children and the response of the government to this problem. It dwells into the effects on government policies due to this drawback in England. The article relates to the topic of market failure. Market failure in a free market is defined as a condition where the allocation of goods is inefficiently done, resulting in an over allocation or under allocation of its resources. Market failures occur due to the presence of externalities....   [tags: market failure, government policies] 621 words
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The Invention of Flying Cars - There are many inventions of the future that people either know or hope will happen and some inventions that people have never thought that would happen in this or the next lifetime. For instance, one piece of future technology that I believe may come to pass is the invention of flying cars. Since the time of being young and watching the Jetsons, many people have been waiting to see the first flying car. While bringing up the idea of a flying car to a lot of people would seem absurd or downright impossible to some, I actually believe that it is very much so possible to create given how far technology has come in the past few decades....   [tags: future, prediction, technology]
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Case Study: Electric Cars - In this case study I will be discussing advantages and disadvantages of electric cars. Electric cars are cars that are powered by electricity. Electric vehicles are an important part of cutting emissions and reducing global warming. The battery of an electric car stores electrical energy. The electric motor is coupled to the wheels through gears; it converts 59-60% of electrical energy into the wheels. The battery runs the motor which allows the car to move. Electric cars are necessary as they will save money, because electricity is cheaper than gas....   [tags: battery, economical, emissions] 542 words
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Electrical and Conventional Cars - Over nine million people in the Philippines were affected due to an enormous and strong tornado called “typhoon Haiyan” which took place in early November 2013. This tornado has resulted in the destruction of three whole islands of the series of the Philippines islands. This event calls to mind the previous historical tornados that resulted in massive destruction. The tornado Sandi, a strong tornado, hit the United States in September 2012 and translated its power as devastation in the south eastern coast of Miami, Florida....   [tags: Comparative Essay, Environment]
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Cars, beneficial or detrimental? - Ever since 1807 the world has forever been altered by one technological breakthrough. What invention is this you ask. The invention of the automobile. The effect of the automobile has been tremendous on one’s everyday life in the U.S. The American societydoes not just look at the car as a bunch of sheet metal but rather and extension of your personality by the speed of it, gas mileage and how impacting of a vehicle it is. The automobile is and incredible feat and won’t be going anywhere anytime soon....   [tags: Model T, Air Pollution]
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Cars Run Over Buses - Cars run over Buses It is the speed of the wheels that ignites excitement; it is the sound of the engine that attracts attention, and it is the grip on the steering wheel that gives the sense of control. You will never experience these ideals by riding the public transportation. As someone who took the public transportation and as a driver, I know the financial issues and environmental effects of owning a car; however, there are still advantages of cars that run over public transportation. As a driver, I know it can be a hassle when finding a parking spot in busy urban areas and paying for the parking fee can sometimes be pricy....   [tags: Transportation]
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Cars and Advanced Technology - ... The result of the failure of airbag deployment could cause the airbag to not deploy completely. This problem, if not acted upon, could lead to numerous fatalities in vehicular related accidents. The safety of vehicles is important because the tragedy of vehicular accidents is unexpected. Some automobiles today are equipped with as many as eight airbags in order to reduce the destruction of vehicle collisions. Another importance of vehicular technology is fuel efficiency. Gasoline is considered a nonrenewable source, meaning that it is a supply that cannot be reproduced or duplicated....   [tags: environment, transportation, industries, safer]
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Tesla Cars are Illegal? - Electric cars are attempting to bring on an uprising. A modern company, Tesla Motors, is bringing the all-electric car to life. Tesla has been very successful in the past couple of years, engineering a vehicle that will impress safety standards. Although it has been quite a bumpy ride along the way for CEO and founder Elon Musk of Tesla Motors. Tesla has big plans for the future. However, the plans will not be necessary unless Tesla is allowed to sell their vehicles directly to the consumer and not through dealerships....   [tags: electic automobiles, big franchise dealerships]
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Gas Cars vs Electric Cars - I bet you didn't know that the first cars made were all mostly electric. But as time passed gas powered cars became more popular through the years. There were few if any electric cars available as timed moved on. Everyone believed that gas powered vehicles were more convenient than the electric powered ones. I believe that gas powered vehicles are better because gas powered cars have more function ability. The range that electric vehicles have is poor compared to gas vehicles. Electric vehicles don't function very well when the weather is cold....   [tags: Environmental Problems, Environment Pollution]
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The Pioneers and Cars - The Pioneers and Cars With the popularity of movies like The Fast and the Furious and its sequel Too Fast Too Furious, import car culture has now become mainstream. What had started out as a small subset of Southern California car culture has quickly become part of American culture. In the same way hot rodding of the 50s and muscle cars of the 60s was a cultural lifestyle of the youths of that era, the import scene is now the new car culture of our generation. Car culture runs deeply in California....   [tags: American History Asians Essays] 957 words
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Hybrid Cars - When gas prices started to rise, along with the concern about the long-term availability of fossil fuels, interest in hybrid cars increased quickly. They have significantly higher fuel efficiency compared to their standard gasoline counterparts, and make more effective use of the energy produced by the engine. In the early 2000’s several celebrities started driving hybrids, which also helped make them fashionable to own in addition to practical. Now most car manufacturers have one or more hybrid options, including cars and SUVs....   [tags: Conservation ]
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Electric Cars - The future American commuter will undoubtedly have to transition from the use of fossil fuels to new alternatives due to the diminishing availability of the nation’s oil resources. How will America respond to this upcoming issue. It is difficult to predict which alternative fuel source America will ultimately choose, but with the premier of Nissan’s electric powered Leaf and other companies; such as Tesla Motors and Chevy, with their electric cars ready for market, the electric car may be winning the race to become the new standard for the gasoline alternative....   [tags: Automobiles] 1597 words
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As Gass To Cars - As Gass To Cars As gas to cars, food is human’s source of energy. If there is no food there is no energy,If there is no energy the body cannot work, in other words, dies. But the concept of food has changed throughout history. In fact, the concept of food in one period differs from one place to the other and from one class to another. Food serves from a surviving necessity, to a luxury, to a consolation of the soul. Personally, I think that people today have forgotten about the main function of food, and instead of eating to live they live to eat....   [tags: essays papers] 534 words
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Hybrid Cars - Introduction A hybrid vehicle is a vehicle that is powered by two or more power sources to move the vehicle (Lampton 2009). Among the types of power sources are electricity, petrol, and hydrogen gas. As of 2011, the world’s best selling hybrid, the Toyota Prius, on sale since 1997 has sold over 3 million units worldwide. Sales of other hybrids are also picking up. (Schwartz 2011) There are 3 different power trains that are used by production hybrids. Only 12% of survey respondents knew this (Personal Survey 2012)....   [tags: Automobiles ]
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Electric Cars Today - Electric Cars The technology of electric cars has been around since the beginning of the nineteenth century but soon disappeared as the gasoline-powered engine took the limelight. It took until the seventies with oil prices at new heights that electric cars even became considered as an alternative. The main reasons the public identifies electric cars to be unattainable is because of their high cost and limited capabilities. In the early developing stages electric cars were extremely costly, basic, and so limited from a technical standpoint that many people thought buying a golf cart would be more practicable....   [tags: technological advancements, gasoline, engine]
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Hydrogen Powered Cars - Cars are a necessity in most parts of the world. People use them to travel and transport various goods from place to place but like most things cars have a dark side. They require a form of fuel to run. Today most cars run using gasoline or diesel, both petroleum based products. These fuels are awesome and have helped push society and provided a relatively inexpensive way to fuel vehicles without many of the side effects that come up when trying to find a good fuel source. However they do have some major issues that trouble many people....   [tags: Fuel Cells, Alternative Resources]
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Car Technology of European and American Cars - The world of technology is ever changing and advancing. With the automotive industry in play technology is constantly surpassing what is available today with what can be done for tomorrow. Technology and the automotive industry go hand in hand with constant improvement to components of cars. Due to technology advancement there is competition within the car industry, especially between American car companies and European car companies. European car companies provide their buyers with innovative variety and revolutionary luxuries....   [tags: blind spot mirror,car companies,car industry]
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Environmentally Friendly Cars - When I was younger, I remember begging my mom at every toy aisle in the department store to buy at least one hot wheel car that I picked out. I had a problem; I had an undying thirst for these tiny cars in those recyclable blue cardboard and plastic packages. I used to pretend that I was a small person, small enough to fit in the cool cars I bought with just a glimmer of hope that maybe I would be able to fit inside and drive away. That never did happen though, but I had an indomitable dream. I had the patience that maybe one day, I would be able to drive my own actual car....   [tags: automotive industry, global warming, fuel]
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The Best Technology for Cars Company: Retail Stores that Sell Devices for Cars - INTRODUCTION: THE BEST TECHNOLOGY FOR CARS COMPANY EXPANDED OVERSEAS The purpose of this report is to analyze Spain’s economy and compare their way of doing business with our way. So, we can determine what changes our company has to make, and how it needs to be organized according to Spain’s business customs. In particular, this report explains the following questions: • Why expand to Spain. • What is important to know about Spain before doing business. BACKGROUND: INTRODUCING SPAIN The Best Technology for Cars Company is retail store that sell high technology devices for cars since 2001....   [tags: spain´s economy, europe, customs]
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Electric Powered Cars - ... The process is quicker than the time it would take to fill up a gasoline car at a gas station (Tesla). This will be attractive to long distance drivers and to those who often go for road trips or vacations. As this is a new idea, it will take time to build these stations, but the idea is nonetheless clever. The most advanced and green version of electric cars is the hydrogen fuel cell car. The most advanced car of this type is the Honda FCX Clarity. This car is powered by hydrogen that is forced into a fuel cell that produces electricity....   [tags: enviornment, alternative, effective, cost] 2923 words
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Custom Painting Cars - ... Once you have buffed you will need to polish. Polishing helps the paint shine and helps it better protect the paint. Never wash a car after painting make sure to buff it and polish before you wash it. When it comes to custom painting Two Tone is one of the most used. Two tone paint jobs are used on a lot of factory cars but usually separated with moldings. Two tone is where the bottom of the car is one color and the top is another. When doing custom painting you can do more than just two tones you can do three tones or even four tones....   [tags: types, techniques, unique, special, painting] 1319 words
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Fuel Efficiency Cars - Everyone young teenager waits for the day to when they get a car and have the sense of being an adult. Global warming become more of a concern, we tend not think about how serious it is and what are some of the leading factors that contribute to global warming, which one of our primary causes of global is warming. Too often that we think about how life would be without the use of one of the greatest invention in history the automobile; which forever changed society’s way of life. Over the years, the auto industry has evolved into pieces of art....   [tags: Environment ]
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Muscle Cars: the Rise, Fall, and Rebirth - Due to the growing prevalence of stock car racing, muscle cars came into power during the 1960s, which has become known as the Golden Age of Muscle. Lasting from 1960 to 1972, muscle cars enjoyed over a decade of power, and, regrettably, a four decade hibernation. In the past six years, muscle cars have reemerged in the form of the Charger, Challenger, Mustang, and Camaro. The new cars’ styling pays tribute to their Golden Age predecessors. This is the new muscle car age, with competition and corporate pride higher than ever....   [tags: Automobiles]
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Comparing Cars According to their Eninges and Fuel - ... The first type of vehicle I will be looking at is the gasoline fueled car. In order to power you vehicle with gasonline you need the fuels source, in this case gas, air and a spark. This happens inside of the pistions under compression. Without a spark a gasoline vehicle will not work, so you need to get spark plugs. According to Kristen Hall-Geisler and her report “How Spark Plugs Work” she explains the functions. A spark plug is a cylinder that gets screwed onto the top of the engine and it provides the spark needed to ignite the gasoline....   [tags: green vehicles, hybrid automobiles]
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We Must Install Breathalyzers in Cars - Why do we need breathalyzers in our cars. Well, it could just save your life and the lives of others. In a drunk driving accident in Minneapolis, 20 year old Brody Sotona was killed instantly and his friend in the passenger seat Connor Macklin in critical condition from the drunk driver, Yia Her (Latest News). Installing a breathalyzer or an interlock system in all standard vehicles can help prevent accidents like this one from happening. A breathalyzer is a device used for determining the content of alcohol from a sample of one’s breath....   [tags: Drunk Driving, DUI]
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Why Hybrid Cars Should Not Be Purchased - As the gas price is rising up to 140 cents per litre in Canada, many people switch their vehicle to gasoline-electric hybrid car to gain savings from the better fuel efficiency. Many potential consumers for hybrid vehicle and hybrid vehicle owners think that the hybrid system is worth the extra penny due to better fuel economy. However, the realistic is that it has higher maintenance despite of its outstanding fuel economy figures. In fact, the hybrids cause more environmental damage than conventional petro powered vehicles and there are better alternatives....   [tags: Automobiles ]
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Are Hybrid Cars The Answer To The Fuel Crisis? - Hybrid automobiles are not the answer to the current fuel crisis in the United States. A common misconception with automobiles is that electric motors can somehow use less power to advance a vehicle along a road. This is not the case, as the laws of physics cannot be bent. An automobile needs a specific amount of power to travel along a road at a given speed, it does not matter what source is providing said power. These so called “green” automobiles, which are considered to be hybrids and electric cars, are actually less green than their internal combustion engine powered counterparts....   [tags: Conservation] 1070 words
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