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Do EVs Have Engines?

Electric vehicles have become more powerful and more affordable in rapid leaps since the twilight of the last millennium. With their capabilities now meeting and surpassing their conventional counterparts, more consumers are considering EVs when shopping for cars. Those unfamiliar with EVs may have basic questions, such as wondering whether or not EVs have engines.  …

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Do EVs Have a Differential?

Electric vehicles (EVs) do feature a differential, but it works a little differently than the differential on a gas-powered vehicle. What a Differential Does The term differential refers to a component of a motorized vehicle’s drivetrain. It delivers and distributes power from the engine to the wheels. Modern transmission design uses three types of differential. Your vehicle …

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Detailed History Of The Spark Plug

The spark plug, the tiny device that ignites a spark to start a combustible engine, first appeared in 1839 as a device to help demolition experts and explosives experts trigger explosions at the proper time. That means when all those around the worksite had moved a safe distance from the explosives. A Small But Powerful Device …

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Do Spark Plugs Increase Horsepower?

I’ve forgotten my freshman high school physical science class (mercifully,) including the formula for figuring up horsepower. I still remember, though, that horsepower is the effort it takes to move something, while torque is the effort it takes to move something from a dead stop.  In today’s world, horsepower equals speed. The answer to the …

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Do EVs Have to Pay Congestion Charge?

Drivers of electric vehicles can rejoice: they no longer have to pay the London congestion fee. You can get a whole refund if you drive a zero-emission car and fill out the paperwork for the Cleaner Vehicle Discount.  Meanwhile, vehicles with reduced emissions (less than 75g/km of CO2) and greater than 20 miles of range …

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How Can You Tell When a Spark Plug is Bad (Needs Replacing)?

Sparkplugs can last a while before they need to be replaced. However, a few symptoms can help you know it’s time for a replacement sooner. Pay attention to your car’s performance and check your spark plugs if you notice any of the following: – Decreased fuel efficiency – Reduced power or acceleration – Rough idling …

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