Author: naveen

You Know About Electric Vehicles

January 9, 2019

At Argonne’s Advanced Powertrain Research Facility, researchers conduct vehicle benchmarking and testing activities that provide data critical to the development and commercialization of next-generation vehicles.| Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory Currently there are 13 electric vehicle models on the market, and the number continues to rise. For model years 2013 and 2014, manufacturers are […]

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Cooling System Auto Maintenance

December 9, 2018

The main function of the Cooling System is to carry heat away from the engine and maintain the desired operating temperature. This is accomplished by circulating antifreeze/coolant through the engine, where heat is generated, and carrying it to the radiator to be cooled. Modern automobiles operate in a wide variety of ambient temperatures, from well […]

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Vehicle Fleet Maintenance Management

October 9, 2018

The paper refers to the importance of maintenance management to increase the vehicle fleet energy efficiency. The fleet maintenance management influences as the vehicle maintenance process itself as well as the primary transport process but also their environment. In order to increase fleet energy efficiency by means of a more efficient maintenance management, it is […]

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Ways to Bag a Used car Bargain

September 9, 2018

Although it might be a bit of a pain having to pick up the phone, it’s a useful way of getting some information about the car before you leave the comfort of your own home. Plus, you’ll be able to make sure it is still available so you don’t waste your time. If you are […]

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Mercedes-Benz is building cars

August 9, 2018

Introduced at the Shanghai Auto Show in April, the new S-Class comes with the automaker’s latest version of Intelligent Drive. The update brings new features to Active Distance Assist Distronic (adaptive cruise control) and Active Steering. Steering is now smarter about automatic lane changes, with only a tap on the stalk needed to initiate the feature. […]

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The difference between diesel- and gasoline

July 9, 2018

Diesel engines, like their close cousins, gasoline engines, are internal combustion engines (ICE). That means fuel is mixed with air as it goes into the engine and that mixture is compressed internally, inside the engine’s cylinders. At some point, the fuel ignites (combusts), driving a piston down and turning the crankshaft, which is connected to the vehicle’s […]

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Automakers Become Energy Companies

April 9, 2018

While it’s still relatively early days for putting electric vehicles to work as assets on a changing power grid, home sweet home is emerging as the first battleground for automakers looking to capture market share in the energy storage space. Take the deal announced this spring between the new standalone outfit Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas and […]

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An Electric Vehicle

March 9, 2018

Longer term, however, the potential is to scale up what’s learned at the home or neighborhood level to commercial structures such as office buildings and even utility-scale projects. Tesla and Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas both have commercial divisions, and a spokesperson for the latter said the company is already eyeing energy business opportunities beyond residential batteries. […]

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Technology at Mercedes-Benz

January 9, 2018

A key cornerstone of Mercedes’ commitment to innovation is the launch a new research and development site in Sunnyvale, Silicon Valley. Home to Google, Apple and Facebook, Mercedes-Benz first established a base there in 1994, the first automaker to do so. The new facility aims to expand the automaker’s R&D capabilities, where one of its […]

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