Assignment 2: energy from a vehicle

Introduction: About 15% of the energy from the fuel you put in your tank is used to move your car down the road or run accessories, such as running the air conditioner or heater. The rest of the energy is lost to engine and driveline inefficiencies and idling. Therefore, the potential to improve fuel efficiency with advanced technologies is enormous

First paragraph: I’ll discuss the percentages of energy loss for each part of accessory and other part of the car and what percentage it uses.  Such as idling losses, idling is when you stop at a red light or stop for a short period of time. This uses up about 17% of energy. ( will be a few paragraphs)

Second Paragraph: I will discuss tips to get the most out of the energy. Keeping your tires properly inflated can significantly keep your fuel mileage high getting more out of the energy. Also, driving with windows down can use more energy. Windows down cause excessive drag when on the highway. (will be a few paragraphs)

Conclusion: I’ll be wrapping up the percentages and tips for using less energy and also comparing gas vehicles compared to electric and the benefits of each vehicle.

 

Source 1: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120112095853.htm

Source 2: http://www.consumerenergycenter.org/transportation/consumer_tips/vehicle_energy_losses.html

Source 3:https://techtuesdaysindia.wordpress.com/2010/07/02/energy-losses-in-a-typical-gasoline-vehicle/

Source 4: https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/loans/electric-hybrid-gas-how-they-compare-costs-2015/

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