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some good online shops for car equipment and some of their products. Please
click at the banners or links to browse the shops or buy a product.
Further down there is some information about hybrid cars.
Great online shops with car and other vehicle parts, accessories and comodities
Three good general online stores for vehicle parts and equipment
- Here are three good online stores for vehicle parts and eccessories presented. They are all general warehouses with all kind of equipment, but each of them have an especially great inventory of certain type of equipment as indicated.
Autobarn - a great inventory in seat parts, seat and floor covers, internal consoles, car electronics, communication equipment, car radio and video, styling, garage tools, security equipment, wash and grooming, cargo handling and comodities for journeys.
Autoparts Warehouse - a strong inventory of motor parts, transmission parts, cargo handling and most mechanical parts.
Autoanything - Much to find within parts for the electric system, brakes, exhaust system, lightings, mirrors, locks, doors, car body, stearing, fuel system, performance upgrade, wheels, breaks and suspention.
4Wheel drive - Parts for offroad vehicles and equipment for offroad use - This is a great store of offroad equipment. Here are presented links to some of the products. If you want to browse the whole store to look at more products, you can click at any of the links.
Car product examples from the presented shops and other sources - by clicking at the link you will find full collections of the different product types
Rugged Ridge Glass Bowl Fuel Pump 1941-1971
Fuel pump glass bowl without vacuum wipers. Applications Willys MB 1941-1945 Ford GPW...
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Information resources for our visitors - Here is some information about hubrid cars. To find other information resources, please go to this page
About hybrid cars
A hybrid car is a car that uses both a combustion engine and an electric motor
as power sources. The combustion engine is typically a gasoline or diesel engine.
Normally, the car switches to use the motors that power source, the motors can
run simultaneously if your car needs a lot of power. Switching between engines
generally occurs automatically. The electric motor is powered by batteries
recharged when the internal combustion engine in the car is working, or when the
car slows down. During slowin down, the motor works as an electric generator and
makes electricity to recharge the battery. Thereby some of the energy in the car
movement is restored and not being lost as with convetional breaking.
When the car is running slowly forward used the electric motor for propulsion. Under such conditions are poor combustion engine efficiency. When the car is stationary internal combustion engine is stopped completely if it is not needed for charging batteries.
Types of hybrid cars
Hybrid cars can be divided into four groups, depending on how the engines work:
Series Hybrid is equipped with an effective combustion motor which runs a generator that supplies electricity for the battery when the car is driven by moderate speed. The battery is also loaded when the car breaks the speed. The propulsion is also provided both by an electric motor which and the combustion engine when extra power output is needed. To achieve this the motor is swiched automatically in and out when needed.
One performs experiments with setting an electric motor at each wheel. This principle is used in some hybrid buses (see Toyota Coaster Hybrid). With this solution, the complexity and weight of the driving mashinery is reduced.
Parallel Hybrid cars are equipped with electric motors and internal combustion engine that can be used simultaneously or separately. The electric motor also functions as a generator, which causes that a parallel hybrid can not recharge the batteries when the electric motor used for propulsion.
Series-parallel hybrid is the most advanced form of hybrid operation. The car is working as a parallel hybrid, but is equipped with an additional generator that allows you to charge the batteries even if the electric motor used for propulsion. It is this type of hybrid system that is in Toyota Prius.
A plug-in hybrid is different from a second hybrid vehicles in that the
batteries can be recharged from the mains in addition to the charging by the
vehicle's motor working as a generator or by a separate generator. Plug-in is
the next generation and is currently (2009) available on the market. Charging
from the mains can reduce emissions from your car further, especially at the
shorter trips that can be run without the internal combustion engine starting.
The overall environmental impact is, however, depending on how "clean" power
that is produced from the power plant.
Hybrid car's advantages
Combustion engine in a hybrid car can normally be smaller and lighter than a comparable normal car. This is because both engines can be run at the same time when the car needs extra high power output. The combustion engine can be designed by the car's average power needs, not by the car's maximum power demand..
When the car is retarded by using the motor as a brak, much of the energy is converted into electricity that then recharges the batteries. In conventional cars, this energy is vasted as heat.
Hybrid cars usually have a lower fuel consumption than conventional cars. This
is especially true when the car is used for city driving and small trips.
Why Buy A Hybrid Car?
By: Ron King
For anyone interested in saving
money at the gas pump and helping the environment, the new hybrid cars are an
excellent choice. Small and fuel-efficient, hybrids are now being made by more
manufacturers than ever.
Although hybrids cost more, and can be hard to find due to high demand, it still pays to choose a hybrid. Consider the following reasons to buy a hybrid next time you are in the market for a new car.
Smaller, More Efficient Engines
The hybrid's fuel efficiency is increased by its small size and the use of lightweight materials. Periodic engine shut-off is another fuel saving feature of the hybrid. When it is stopped in traffic, the hybrid's engine temporarily shuts off. The engine restarts automatically when the car is put back in gear.
Hybrids are powered by the combination of an efficient gasoline engine backed by an electric motor for acceleration. The electric motor is powered by batteries that are recharged automatically by recapturing the kinetic energy usually lost during braking, known as regenerative braking. When the car is slowing down, the electric motor runs backwards, acting as a generator to charge the battery.
With this collection of advanced fuel efficiency features, hybrids can outperform conventional cars in several arenas.
Another reason hybrids are more environmentally friendly than conventional gas engines is that they idle less and use fuel more efficiently. The hybrid not only gets better gas mileage, it produces less pollution than other, non-hybrid cars. Some hybrids are getting 10 to 20 miles per gallon more than a regular gas engine. They are also capable of reducing harmful emissions by 90%.
Many hybrids use aerodynamic design to reduce drag and improve fuel efficiency. Low rolling tires made of special resistant rubber reduce friction on the road. The high capacity, nickel-metal-hydride battery pack is reliable and available to power the hybrid when needed. Hybrids also use the latest in power-train technology, for integrated power management that contributes to fuel efficiency.
Popularity Enhances Styles And Choices
More makes and models are now being offered as the popularity of hybrid cars continues to escalate. Buyers can now purchase the Honda Civic and Accord, Ford Escape, and Toyota Camry in hybrids. GMC and Chevrolet are currently making 2 hybrid pick-up trucks. In the near future, Saturn, Lexus, Honda, and Chevrolet will make hybrid SUVs available to the public. Chevrolet has plans to offer its Malibu in hybrid form in 2007.
You can get a hybrid that looks like a conventional car, such as the Ford Escape. Or you can choose a hybrid that looks completely different from anything else on the road, such as the Toyota Prius. With so many hybrid cars on the market, there is a style to suit almost everyone.
Tax Incentives Available
People who buy hybrids can get significant tax breaks from the US Federal government through 2006. The amount of your tax break is determined by your tax bracket and when you file. Some states are also starting to offer hybrid car tax breaks as well. Tax breaks backed up over the long run by lower fuel costs make hybrid cars a good buy.
Fuel Efficiency Becomes A Reality
Although most people have been aware of hybrids only in recent years, the technology has actually been around for a long time. Ferdinand Porsche built the first successful hybrid car in 1899. But hybrids first began to catch on in the 1990s when Honda introduced the Insight and Toyota introduced the Prius.
It's been a long wait, but fuel-efficient transportation is finally becoming a reality with the hybrid. As more of these cars take to the road, our air will become cleaner, and our country will be less dependent on foreign sources of oil.
Article Source: Articles Beyond Better
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