internal-combustion engine

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The gasoline- and electricity-powered engines in the vans could improve gas mileage by up to 50 percent over traditional internal-combustion engines, and have the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70 percent to 90 percent.
A hydrogen economy will abandon internal-combustion engines completely, and it will also eventually replace the electric grid to your house, and even your flashlight and computer batteries.
Gasoline-powered cars use internal-combustion engines, which mix oxygen from the air with gasoline.
The series hybrid drive system also utilizes both an electric motor and an internal-combustion engine.
BAT shares are up nearly 400 percent in 1998, gaining on news that the company has developed a technology that lets a modified internal-combustion engine propel a standard-size car at least 80 miles on a single gallon of fuel.
Although battery-powered electric cars seem to be finally about to find their place on the world's roads (see Consumer News this issue), they may prove to be an interim technology in the race to replace the internal-combustion engine with something cleaner.
But rather than draw power from on-board battery packs like traditional electric cars, they depend on a motor-scooter-sized internal-combustion engine to generate juice.