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Articles tagged with: fuel

Sony Corp. Decides To Make Batteries For Electric Vehicles!

Making batteries for Electric Vehicles is under solemn consideration by Sony Corp. The Electric Vehicles are gaining fame as the days roll on and there in no doubt it will be a gigantic manufacturing in the future.

Sony certainly does not want to be left behind. May be it’s too early for Sony to join the E-Vs run but rather going for batteries of the EVs.

Best Buy Will Begin To Sell Electric Cars

Best Buy is considering to offer electric vehicles in the future for customers. The popular electronics store has already started talks with smaller automakers about the idea, mainly startups. Best Buy has claimed that the “conversations are going well” and that they are excited about several partnerships, although they are unable to disclose specifics at this point in time.

Best Buy notes that it is a reasonable progression for the company since they started selling charging stations for electric cars as well as electric motorcycles of the past few years. Not only does it seem logical from this point of view, but given the fact that Best Buy receives so much traffic on a weekly basis…

Living The Future: Lasers Replace Spark Plugs

A team at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics will announce on May 1st, 2011 that they have designed lasers that can ignite fuel/air mixture in combustion engines. With this approach, the engine’s efficiency will increase dramatically, thereby reducing pollution by igniting more of the mixture. The team is currently in talks with the spark plug manufacturer. Spark plugs currently work by igniting the fuel mixture near the spark gap which reduces the combustion efficiency. The spark plug’s metal is also prone to erode through time.

Thinking Fuel Efficiency? How does 2,500 MPG sound?

The Eco-marathon is a race where the winning vehicle has the best rated “miles per gallon.” The goal is to complete ten laps around a Houston park at an average speed of 15MPH while consuming the least amount of energy possible. Last year’s winners included students from Laval University in Quebec, and achieved 2,487.5 miles per gallon.

For the third year in a row, students at the same university have won the competition again, building a three-wheeler that gets an astounding 2,564.8 MPG.