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Cloud Nine, Gear Nine

The focus has turned and efficiency takes precedence in the modern car, but can there be a balance struck between outright economy and dynamic performance? Times change quickly, and, of late, there are more advances in technology than many thought would even be possible. The primary reason behind this trend is a combination of rising […]

2118 | LinhPTK | Monday, May 29th, 2017

How a Continuously Variable Transmission Works

With the push toward fuel efficiency in today’s vehicles, increasing numbers of them are being equipped with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). These transmissions function in a way similar to an automatic transmission, but have a simpler build, lower cost, and greater efficiency. In general terms, a CVT functions by allowing continual variance in ratios […]

3458 | LinhPTK | Monday, May 29th, 2017

Tesla’s Model 3 Marks the Coming of Age of Electric Cars

There’s a good reason most people regard electric cars as an indulgence of the rich: they’re expensive. Yet research shows that most car owners would prefer electric cars to those powered by internal combustion engines (ICS), if electric cars were competitively priced and able to travel at least as far on a single charge. That […]

2354 | LinhPTK | Monday, May 29th, 2017

The Car of the Future – The Push for Electric Cars and Plug-in Hybrids

The history of the electric car is a long and troubled one. General Motors famously experimented with – and subsequently abandoned – the all electric car a few decades ago. And in fact some of the earliest horseless carriages used electricity as a power source. The story of GM’s previous electric car debacle was chronicled […]

5581 | LinhPTK | Monday, May 29th, 2017

On A Charge

Electric cars have evolved from being simple battery-powered boxes to fast and powerful range-extended plug-in hybrids. Just a few years ago, if you wanted a car that had anything to do with electric propulsion, the popular choices were either a Toyota Prius or a G-Wiz, which was the Reva in some markets. While the original […]

1981 | LinhPTK | Friday, May 26th, 2017