Walchand Hirachand Doshi (23 November 1882 – 8 April 1953) was an Indian Industrialist and the founder of the Walchand Group. He established ...
Are the Electric Vehicles and Gasoline Powered Vehicles Comparable in Terms of Body Weight to Power Output?
Are the Electric Vehicles and Gasoline Powered Vehicles Comparable in Terms of Body Weight to Power Output? Let us understand the construction of an electric vehicle as compared to a gasoline powered vehicle (assuming some of the weight…Read More »
How ‘intelligent’ the steering system for the electric vehicles should be? In conventional gasoline and diesel vehicles, we find that the steering system is a Rack & Pinion type steering system. If not hydraulic, it is a manual…Read More »
I think days are not far when the electric vehicle (EV) will be here on the roads around the world sooner than many people think. If we see the data, then we find that out of 100 million…Read More »
I was wondering how many revolutions the engine of my car made when driving at an average speed of 80 kmph! We can calculate that! Say, the engine is reviving at 1600 RPM.Now at that engine RPM, running…Read More »
I came across this old yesteryears Bentley at an exhibition. It was a good opportunity to study the vehicle design and dynamics. This picture shows the engine and the arrangement of carburetors and the ignition coil. From the…Read More »
Toyota has developed a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine that is said to have a thermal efficiency of 40 percent – just 1 percent short of what the Prius offers with its 1.8-litre hybrid powertrain. Toyota states that the…Read More »
Last Sunday, I got an opportunity to visit a vintage car rally at Gurgaon (Haryana-India). Here is a glimpse of the same…Read More »
Performance during a shearing load on the body of a Ford Ecosport and the properties of Boron Steel used in it!
I saw this Ford Ecosport—a mid size SUV at a workshop for repairs on its skin. I wondered what caused it and whether the sheet metal of this car was strong enough. I decided to dig in about…Read More »
The tow carts we generally see on the factory shop floor are mostly used for towing goods trolleys from one place to another. These kind of vehicles have traditionally used series wound DC motors which is a form…Read More »
I saw this truck in a bad shape and wondered what would have happened to the driver. First of all these front flat trucks have a very narrow margin for the driver to escape unhurt although the body…Read More »
The Indian road conditions have to go a long way in order to improve to international standards, that we see in the US or Sweden for example, suitable for medium and heavy duty trucking. As a result leaf…Read More »
Tata Motors (India) launched the future of mass public transportation today at its Pune (India) facility and took another step in the direction of green technology and mobility solutions. The Hydrogen Powered Starbus Fuel Cell bus is a…Read More »
I am planning to visit this EVExpo! See the details and do visit! Must be an interesting expo…I believe!Read More »
I found this Volvo plying on the road, badly damaged, after a truck hit it from the rear. Volvo is considered one of the most safest car in the world. When I looked from that angle I found…Read More »
Examining the state of art in passenger car vehicle safety, this book of Automotive Safety Handbook is an essential reference book on safety engineering. This book covers both active and passive safety systems and it describes basic relationships…Read More »
Total quality management consists of organization-wide efforts to install and make permanent a climate in which an organization continuously improves its ability to deliver high-quality products and services to customers. So, when it comes to maintaining quality and…Read More »
What is a Steering Ratio, Gear Ratio and Variable Gear Ratio in a Rack & Pinion type automotive steering system?
Let us discuss about a Rack & Pinion type steering gear, which is manual type (that is not a power steering system) So, a rack-and-pinion gearbox does two things: It converts the rotational motion of the steering wheel…Read More »
A friend of mine who owns one informed me that the compact and lightweight 4.7-litre V8 is fitted on all GranTurismo models, develops 460hp, 520Nm of torque and revs up to an impressive 7,500 RPM. He is all…Read More »
My friend, from Adelaide, South Australia, caught this solar car crossing the street, while on way to his work and sent me this picture!Read More »