so we started experimenting with alternative engines and by the 1990s, drastically improved the old internal combustion engine
The modern car is a marvel of engineering. The retirement plan for horses still pays its tribute to the humble four-legged environmentally friendly
engine by measuring its power in ‘horsepower’. Although horses never got any royalty for the use of their name and intended to sue humans so most
manufacturers started using the term Ps
Although we know that cars are here to stay, The future of the current engines is uncertain. Due to the growing environmental (tree hugger) concerns
and lack of fuel the internal combustion engine’s time is running out.
Car manufacturers are looking at alternative fuel sources and new type of engines like the hydrogen powered vehicles and cars running of electric
motors and fuel cells.
People are considering re hiring the animals as their 'other' products can be used as a source of natural gas.
Research is also being done in the field of hybrid technology i.e. combining internal combustion engines and electric motors to produce hybrid
The quest for alternative engines and improved technology continues. Not because people started listening to the environmentalists (Tree Huggers) but
possibly because they are bored and have nothing better to do.
After all, isn't that what makes it our nature to keep improving ourselves?
[edit on 3-5-2009 by raptorinvictus]