Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An engine in which motion is communicated to the piston by the alternate admission and condensation of gas in a closed cylinder. With a mixture of hydrogen and oxygen, or of coal-gas and air, the condensation is effected by means of explosion with an electric spark or a gas-jet; with ammonia the gas is alternately expanded by heat and condensed by cold water. Many forms of gas-engines have been invented. Also called
“The German government wants to be a leading market for electric cars, but we on a policy level don't seem to want to do anything about it," said Daimler Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche in an interview at the Detroit car show in January, a few weeks before sharing the stage with Ms. Merkel at the Stuttgart celebration of Mercedes-Benz founder Carl Benz's 1886 patent filing for the first "vehicle with gas-engine drive.”
“Rolls-Royce has long coveted Tognum and plans to inject its small Bergen gas-engine business, with annual sales of £400 million $646.3 million, into Tognum.”
“Both diesels and hybrids cost more than their gas-engine counterparts.”
“Further reductions in tailpipe emissions are pointless, modern gas-engine emissions controls are so good that a warm engine emits essentially zero pollution and darn close to zero when cold.”
“You plug them into a standard European 220V socket for three hours to charge them, or run them on normal gas-engine mode.”
“Twelve years later, the German engineer Hugo Junkers constructed the first gas-engine airplane designed for war.”
“Edmunds 'calculations focused on the cars' sticker prices -- comparing the amount paid for a hybrid model over a gas-engine version of the same model, if available.”
“The Civic hybrid's price is some $4,000 higher than a gas-engine Civic, meaning it would take nearly 10 years to recoup the premium in gas savings, according to an Edmunds analysis.”
“Less Economical Higher sticker prices and lower fuel costs make hybrids less economical than their gas-engine counterparts because it takes far longer to earn back the hybrid's price premium through savings at the pump.”
“The Toyota Camry hybrid, for instance, costs $6,730 more than the gas-engine model, while Honda's Civic hybrid is about $4,000 more than the gas model.”
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