Gasoline, diesel, electric, hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid, natural gas or hydrogen fuel cells. Have you ever wondered what the new car you’ll be driving in five … 10 years?
Or, think even one step further. Can you imagine how the cars will handle your children … your grandchildren?
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It is certainly a fascinating question even more fascinating answers, because new cars not only differ from current for the fuel they use, but for a long list of technological applications that could make even handled themselves on intelligent roads.
But for now, the main question is what will move the engine fuel the cars of the future.
The revolution that cars have lived since 1997 with the appearance of the Toyota Prius, which was the first mass-produced hybrid in the world, is undoubtedly the most revolutionary change period in history.
Since the filing of the first patent of the car by German Karl Benz on 29 January 1886 to the end of 2011, these 14 years have completely changed an industry today, but above all its future.
According to most experts, the massive choice for future electric cars will be in one or many variants.
Of course the cars as internal combustion engine gasoline and diesel will continue to be present for many years because despite threats of extinction reserves of oil and natural gas, and conspiracy theories about the influence and greed the oil companies, the vested interests of certain governments, engineers of all manufacturers in the world continue to develop the internal combustion engine to make them ever more powerful and more efficient.
An example of this is the new Porsche 911 Carrera 2012 makes the engine 3.4 liter six-cylinder delivers more power with less displacement than its predecessor which had a displacement of 3.6 liters.
The Agency for Environmental Protection (EPA) has not completed testing of fuel consumption for models to be sold in the US, but as a comparison to official figures from Europe, nine 911 Carrera could reach 30 miles per gallon on the highway, almost 30% more efficient than the model it replaces, despite having 350 horsepower ..
But undoubtedly the electric car and hybrids, especially hybrid Plug-in system, which are connected to a common outlet 110 volts at home to recharge the batteries are those that will dominate the industry in about 10 or 15 years.
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