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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 […]

2120 | 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 […]

3460 | LinhPTK | Monday, May 29th, 2017

7 Ways Driverless Cars Will Change the World

When business giants from Google to Tesla are piling into the driverless auto industry, it’s clear that something major is afoot. In only a few years, the notion of self-driving cars has gone from a science fiction fantasy to a technical reality, and the days when it also becomes a widespread commercial concern are very […]

7274 | 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 […]

5586 | LinhPTK | Monday, May 29th, 2017