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Import Cars vs. Domestic Cars - 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 are some of the most popular cars for the past 25 or more years, but over the past 10 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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Hybrid Cars - Missing Works Cited 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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cars - History of Cars By Kenny Carroll Motor car, road vehicle which first appeared in the 19th Century. The steam propelled the first cars, but such vehicles were not a success and the age of the motor car really dates from the introduction of the petrol-driven horseless carriages of Gottfrield Daimler and Karl Benz (1885-86). The internal combustion engine for these cars had been developed earlier by several engineers, most notably by the German, Nickolaus Otto, in 1876. The main components of a motor car, from then till now, are a body or chassis to which are attached all other parts - including the engine or power plant, the transmission system for transferring the drive to the wheels, and the steering, braking and suspension mechanisms for guiding, stopping and supporting the car....   [tags: essays research papers] 1927 words
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Cars - Works Cited McBride, Gordon. “Automobile Manufacturing.” Career Information Center. 2 vols. New York: MacMillan Library Reference USA, 1996 p. 98-100 Tardiff, Joseph, ed.“ Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Equipment.” US Industry Profiles. New York: Gale Research, 1998 p. 394-401 Broughty, James. Careers in Transport. Chicago: The Institute for Research, 1999 Womack, James P., Jones, Daniel T., and Roos, Daniel. The Machine that Changed the World. New York: MacMillan Publishing Company, 1990 Farr, Max....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Cars - Looking for a fast and affordable small car. Two excellent choices are the Mitsubishi Eclipse GT and the Pontiac Grand Am GT. The Pontiac Grand Am GT and the Mitsubishi Eclipse GT are similar yet different in several ways. The Pontiac Grand Am and the Mitsubishi Eclipse are similar in that they’re both affordable and fast small cars. First, both are under $25,000 brand new, with the Grand Am GT costing around $18,000 and a Mitsubishi Eclipse GT costing $20,000. The Grand Am GT goes 0-60 in 7.5 seconds, while the Eclipse sprints 0-60 in 7.9 seconds....   [tags: essays research papers] 364 words
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Cars - In the summer time of the year 2000 this picture was taken. The photographer was myself. I tried to capture the Oldsmobile Cutlass in the air off all four tires. The person controlling the car was my friend June Rodean. We were attending a low rider car show in English Town, New Jersey. The car in this picture is an Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme with hydrolics. This car also is equipped with the following: twelve inch spoke rims, custom paint job called a bowling ball the color is called bowling ball because the paint is mixing together like a bowling ball or a piece of marble, there is a string of neon blue outlining the interior....   [tags: essays research papers] 434 words
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Cars - Cars One of the most important steps in becoming an adult is your first car. When you have a car, you don’t need to rely on other people for rides to and from where you want to go. You also learn a great deal, thus making you a more responsible person. I live in Putney, a small town in southeastern Vermont, but I worked and went to school in Brattleboro. Brattleboro is a slightly larger town about a half an hour south of Putney. Since we had to keep stopping to pick up kids, the bus ride to school took an hour....   [tags: Personal Narrative Driving Transportation Essays] 1479 words
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The Positives and Negatives 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: Hybrid Cars, technology, ] 844 words
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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 Advantages 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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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]
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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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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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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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Hybrid Cars - These cars operate from a rechargeable battery and gasoline. The engines are smaller so that they will be able to accommodate the 99% of time when the car is not going uphill or accelerating quickly. The battery is used to give extra acceleration power if needed. When the car is stopped, hybrid gasoline motors can shut off and run off their electric motor and battery. These cars are aerodynamic and the tires are often stiffer and inflated higher to reduce dragging. According to a November 16, 2004 article written in the parents magazine, hybrid cars are no different from the gas powered car....   [tags: Gasoline Electric Hybrid Automobiles] 1469 words
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Banning Cars - Banning Cars There are always two sides of the story. In this essay I am going show the good points and the bad points about banning cars. Many things have to be considered before a change of this magnitude can happen. I will also express my own opinion to show what a person of the public would think of the change. ====================================================================== The good points weigh out the bad points by a long way. One big reason for this is pollution and the environment....   [tags: Papers benefits pros cons Essays Vehicle] 575 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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Hybrid Cars - Hybrid Cars There are two configurations for hybrid cars. The first configuration uses gasoline engine to run a generator. The generator supplies electricity to the motor, which drives the wheels, which allows the gasoline engine to run constantly while achieving optimum fuel efficiency. This thereby minimizes emissions owing to incomplete combustion. A hybrid car with parallel configurations uses both an engine and a motor to drive the wheels depending on driving conditions. "A hybrid car is an automotive equipped with two or more sources of motive energy" (http://www.howstuffworks.com/hybrid-car1.htm)....   [tags: essays research papers] 399 words
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Hybrid Cars - 1 Introduction A healthy and prosperous society is based on a healthy and prosperous economy. And during the last century, following the economic growth, the social networks expansion and the geographic dispersion of economic activities, transport became the spinal column of commercial and industrial interaction. The capacity of individuals as well as firms to exchange goods and services became crucial not only for economic purposes but also for better life quality. Unfortunately, the drawback effects of transport have an important impact on the natural and human environments on one hand, and on the growing fuel consumption accompanying the current oil crisis on another hand....   [tags: Gasoline Electric Hybrid Automobiles]
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Cars and their Enemies - ... Wilson returns to this scenario later on in the article, explaining that people living in a carless nation would be forced to have small homes, located in large, highly dense cities where the streets are congested by pedestrians, trucks, and buses (Wilson 22). He also insists that travelling in such a country would be hard, and that when you did, the only places you would be able to travel to would be crowded areas which were able to support a nearby train stop (Wilson 22). Wilson insist that living in such a nation would be unpleasant, having many serious problems, unlike the trivial ones used by anti-car critics to discourage car usage now....   [tags: Analysis, James Q. Wilson] 881 words
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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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Aerodynamics in Cars - People have always been discovering ways to make things travel better and faster through air. Ever since the first man put a sharpened rock on the end of a spear or arrow or made a boomerang come back. Today people understand the concepts of why certain shapes work better. In aerodynamics new discoveries are being made every day. Aerodynamics is often used in sports. New ideas and discoveries can change the way athletes are able to perform. Without aerodynamics in sports, balls would fall faster and cars would go slower....   [tags: Physics] 305 words
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Hybrid Cars - Field Experience Report Hybrid Cars The world population is increasing at a massive rate and with the increase in population growth more space is needed for building houses, roads, schools, hospitals, etc. “The world's population will rise from 6.5 billion to 9.1 billion by 2050, according to a United Nations survey released Thursday. Much of the growth will take place in the least-developed countries, where a high rate of mortality is outweighed by an even higher rate of fertility. Their current collective population of 800 million is projected to swell to 1.7 billion in 2050.” (Wald) Human population growth can be seen as having a major impact on the environment as human activities are increasing, pollution is increasing and habitats of various living organisms are being destroyed....   [tags: Gasoline Electric Hybrid Automobiles]
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Hybrid Cars - ... Also, there will be a “500-kW solar panel system” to help produce renewable energy for the factory (Welding Journal p 11). The main difference in the manufacture of the hybrid vehicle is that the additional electric motor and the battery must also be built. There are some detractors that say that the manufacture of the battery causes more pollution than a standard vehicle’s manufacturing, but there are no studies to support this claim. When considering buying a hybrid, the purchase price can be the first obstacle....   [tags: Conservation ]
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Electric Cars - Privately Owned Gasoline Powered Vehicles Should Be Limited The automobile has become a very important part of today’s society. It is a necessity to own or to have access to a car in order to keep up with all of the competition of the business world, and also one’s social demands. Most people would not be able to travel around a country or the world without this incredible machine, for it provides freedom and mobility, even for people who do not own a car. Unfortunately, the car has a very destructive nature....   [tags: essays research papers] 773 words
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Hybrid Cars - Hybrid Cars In my basic presentation, I examined the practicality of HEVs (Hybrid Electric Vehicles), otherwise known as hybrids. The presentation gave some background about laws pertaining to emissions but at the same time was designed more to educate the consumer as to what a hybrid actually is. You do not plug it in. Current Emission Standards are confusing. At this point in time, we are at a major transition as to what will be the future of combustion vehicles. Present day standards do not call for the kind of emission requirements that will account for the current rate of global warming....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Electric Cars - The issue of electric car has been arising nowadays. But many of us never really find a true example of the uses of electric cars in everyday life. From the article “Electrical Engineering”, an Australian built his own electric car from a second hand Porsche. The article proves that having a private electric cars is no longer a dream. But do all people know the good things and the bad things about having a private electric car. Now, what electric vehicles really are. Simply put, electric vehicles are vehicles that are powered by an electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine....   [tags: essays research papers] 1061 words
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Electric Cars - ... With various car competitors and options out there, careful consideration must be taken to determine the electric car value to your lifestyle. Not every commuter has the same requirements. Some may travel long daily drives, short stop and go traffic, or simply the occasional errand running. Depending on which type of driver you are, will vary the size of battery you will need. The bigger the battery and larger the storage, the higher the costs. In McKinsey Quarterly’s “A new segmentation for electric vehicles” Hodson and Newman (2010) break down the various types of commute for different driving missions along with their energy use as it relates to kilowatt hours and mileage....   [tags: Automobiles] 1597 words
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Hybrid Cars - Hybrid Automobiles The technology of the electric vehicle has been around for a long time but faded as the gasoline powered engine became more popular. Now, the future of electric vehicles is very bright. Their impacts are very significant that ranges from the economic point of view and also from the environmental. Imagine driving a quieter, cleaner car with the windows down letting the clean pollution-free air flow throughout the car. Production of the advancing technological electric vehicle can trigger this idea to come into effect....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Hybird Cars - Missing Works Cited A hybrid vehicle uses multiple propulsion systems to provide motive power. This most commonly refers to gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles, which use gasoline (petrol) to power internal-combustion engines (ICEs), and electric batteries to power electric motors. Modern mass-produced hybrids, such as the Toyota Prius, recharge their batteries by capturing kinetic energy via regenerative braking. As well, when cruising or idling, some of the output of the combustion engine is fed to a generator (merely the electric motor(s) running in generator mode[1]) which produces electricity to charge the batteries....   [tags: Gasoline Electric Hybrid Automobiles] 1034 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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Future of Cars - Future of Cars Vehicles have been around Europe and the United States since the late 19th century. Henry Ford was the first person to produce inexpensive vehicles quickly and was the one to start Ford Motor Company. Ford vehicles, as well as many other vehicle companies, have caused people to think differently as to how to travel from one place to another in an efficient manner. From its inception to today, vehicles have changed dramatically. We as drivers feel having the new features or advanced technology in our vehicles is considered unique, especially if it’s under our ownership....   [tags: Technology Vehicle Essays]
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Imported Cars - Picture yourself in Orange County, California. As you walk on the gravel covered road, you spy a bright neon green Honda Prelude. When you take a close look, you will see all kinds of logos. Pokemon, Honda, Greddy, Mugen, Transformer, TriZone, Kamikaze, Weapon R, Neuspeed, Barely Street Legal, HKS, Xenon, DC Sports, Catz, Nakayama, Venom, Napolex, Tokico, Momo, Honda Sport, and Street Glow are all popular logos you can find anywhere. As you turn a cheek, the sun’s bright beam is reflecting off the shiny chrome wheels....   [tags: essays research papers] 804 words
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Cars and Men - I have been single for most of my life. I have dated a few guys but never really found what I was looking for. So I thought about it, what do I really want in a man. What kind of future husband do I want. I desire a wide selection, with many options for each man. After thinking about it, I realized that my future husband is a lot like a used car. First of all, like a car, I want to pick where he comes from. I can have my pick of a guy from here in America or a foreign guy with exotic flavor. This way I know what type of background he has....   [tags: Personal Essays] 541 words
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Hybrid Cars - Want to buy a hybrid car. Consider the facts. You may be correct in thinking that you should buy a hybrid car or SUV, but are you thinking you need it for the right reasons. Kevin Ransom’s article “Reasons to buy a hybrid – or not” updated on CNN’s website in January 28, discusses many aspects consumers should consider when thinking about buying a hybrid vehicle. He makes good points, but he needs some better ones to convince me. Ransom is making an argument with plenty of statistics for buying a hybrid and trying at the same time to give you somewhat of a counterargument against buying a hybrid....   [tags: Gasoline Electric Hybrid Automobiles]
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decaling cars - Decaling cars may look easy but in reality it’s quite difficult. Throughout the years people have used decals to convey messages. How do people use decals to get this message across. Well to decal a car there are certain things that the person decaling the car should know: How long the life span of the vinyl you want to last, where the decals are going to go, window or body decals, how much vinyl you need, how to prepare the car for the vinyl, designing the decals and weeding the cut vinyl, applying the finished decals “Vinyl is a plastic spread with a sticky adhesive spread onto the back of it”–Chris Walker....   [tags: essays research papers] 1555 words
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Hybrid Cars - ... Hence, less fuel is required by the internal combustion engine to power the vehicle. Hybrids also have improved aerodynamics and use low rolling resistance tyres to reduce the friction experienced by the vehicle (Nice & Layton 2000). Next, hybrids produce less emission compared to normal vehicles. Due to the reduced fuel consumption, these steps indirectly lead to less carbon dioxide produced during the combustion of fuel in the internal combustion engine of the vehicle. The lower emissions lead to a better environment as the greenhouse effect can be significantly reduced (Fuller 2009)....   [tags: Automobiles ]
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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" - ... This shows the ability to make rational decisions, another sign of maturity. Similarly Where the Wild Things Are displays how the human condition is characterised by the growth from immaturity to maturity through the imaginative journey undertaken by the child protagonist, Max. Initially, Max makes mischief around the house, chasing the dog with a fork, and growling at his mom. This clearly shows the immature and childish Max. However, later Max finds that he “was lonely and wanted to be where someone loved him best of all.” The contrast between the situations highlights the growth of maturity in Max....   [tags: two cars one night, where the wild things are] 677 words
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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 this purpose back in the 19th century to power mine locomotives and trams used in paris(via a central city-level,compressed air energy distribution system),and was used for naval torpedo propulsion.But has compressed air energy ever been appllyed to automobiles?in 1903 it was.The liquid air company located in london england manufactured a number of compressed air and liquified air cars.The major problem with these cars and all all compressed air cars is the lack of torque produced by the “engines” and the cost of compressing the air....   [tags: Environment, Alternative Energy, Fuel] 1451 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 - ... Two major motivators surrounding this program included the need to be energy independent as well as the desire to reduce emissions of harmful gases such as CO2 from vehicles (Portney, Parry, Gruenspecht, & Harrington, 2003). Some of the opponents of making cars more efficient through technology have cited the CAFÉ standards as not providing amicable solutions to environmental damage and dependence on oil from other countries. In order to understand both sides of the argument, it is worth mentioning the principal considerations surrounding the topic issue....   [tags: Transportation, Automobile Industry] 2412 words
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The History and Advantages of Electric Cars - The History and Advantages of Electric Cars Early electric vehicles may have appeared as early as 1830. Scottish inventor Robert Davidson constructed the world's first prototype electric vehicle in 1837, but historians generally credit J.K. Starley, an English inventor, and Fred M. Kimball of Boston with building the first practical electric cars in 1888. Later in the in the decade, William Morrison of Des Moines, Iowa, constructed his version of the electric vehicle in 1891. His vehicle required 24 storage battery cells, took 10 hours to charge, and could run for 13 hours....   [tags: Papers] 1225 words
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Fast Cars and a Clean Environment - Fast Cars and a Clean Environment Many people would love the idea of having the fastest car ever or just having a speedy and sleek sports car to drive around for that matter. The idea of being able to “flex” the power of your car every time the light turns green make people long for a high-speed car. Many automakers are making faster and faster or cars with more horsepower for this demand. For instance, BMW’s E36 (1996- 1999) M3 models peaked at an amazing 234 horsepower and 226 pounds per feet of torque, but this wasn’t enough for many BMW enthusiasts....   [tags: Environmental Ethics Ethical Essays]
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Porsche 911 Road Cars - PORSCHE 911 ROAD CARS Porsche 911 Road Cars is about model 911 cars and the history of them. The book explains who invented Porsche, how they modeled them, how the price changed over the years, how they designed the engines, and all about the speeds and racing ability. The two most interesting things I have learned about in this book concern Porsche’s characteristics; for example, how the engine for the 901 Porsche was designed and where it was placed in the car. The engine instead of being placed in the front end like most cars is placed in the back end of the car to make it a rear drive instead of a front-end drive vehicle....   [tags: essays research papers] 491 words
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The Many Advantages of Hybrid Cars - The Many Advantages of Hybrid Cars Picture yourself driving on the freeway. You are cruising along at about sixty-five miles per hour in your late model SUV. This is a typical morning for you until an electronic beep from within your dash catches your attention. When you look at your gauges, you see the low fuel light shining bright and orange. As you think to yourself, "I just filled this thing up a week ago," you glance up to see salvation in the form of a road sign: "Gas, next exit." "Thank you," you say, looking up....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers Gas]
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Advertising of Hybrid Cars - Hybrid Cars: Saving the Environment Through Advertising Each year the average temperature of the earth increases .02 degrees Fahrenheit (Global Warming). Although this may not seem like a big change, our ecosystems are so fragile that even this slight boost in temperature is very destructive; oceans rise, glaciers melt at an alarming rate, species of animals cannot adapt and die off. As the twenty first century continues on, these changes are accelerating at an alarming rate, mainly due to population increase....   [tags: Automobiles Vehicles Marketing]
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Energy and Hybrid Cars - Energy and Hybrid Cars As the cost of oil prices rise, consumers are becoming more aware of the gas prices as they fill their cars. For many commuters, walking and biking are not an option to and from large cities and public transportation continues to leave something to be desired. Although most people are not concerned with the rapidly depleting oil supplies around the world, they are feeling the pinch at the pump. This brings the attention to the possibility of hybrid cars, with their claims of superior gas mileage....   [tags: Environment Fuel Gas Essays Oil Papers]
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How Cars Are Advertised - How Cars Are Advertised Advertising is showing an audience a product. It is used to encourage people to buy the advertised product. You would expect to see adverts mainly on television, posters and in newspapers, We were given 8 car adverts, some on television and some from magazines, to analyse. I have chosen 3 of these adverts to talk about. The first advert was on the t.v for the Peugeot "307". The advert begins with the sea. The conditions are stormy and tempestuous. You assume that they may be advertising jobs about the coastguards....   [tags: Papers] 589 words
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Cars Run Over Buses - ... I use my mother's second-hand car that cost her less than a thousand bucks. You can definitely find an affordable car at a local auto sale. Though it may look unattractive and embarrassing, it can accomplish the same goals an expensive car can. It is definitely less embarrassing than falling in a public transportation. Defenders of public transportation then criticize the expense of owning a car, such as gas prices. It is obviously cheaper to pay for a public transportation than purchasing gas for approximately $4.00 per gallon (within the United States), but I would say the gas is worth every dollar you pay for....   [tags: Transportation]
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A World Without Cars - A World Without Cars James Q. Wilson the author of the article "Cars and Their Enemies" briefly ponders the possibility of our world without personal automobiles. He speculates whether our current society would welcome the invention of the personal automobile into a fictitious world without cars. Wilson immediately answers no. Wilson knows, as many well-informed individuals and experts do, that the personal automobile is responsible for contributing to pollution, destruction of rural and wilderness land, and depletion of natural resources....   [tags: Environment Pollution Ecology Essays]
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