• Which is better for the environment a city bus that runs on diesel or a electric bicycle?

    Best answer: Electric buses are becoming more popular so diesel is not the only option for buses. Electric bike is better for the environment than a diesel bus, it will probably get you to your destination faster then a bus regardless if the bus is electric or diesel and an added benefit is that you get some exercise. The... show more
    Best answer: Electric buses are becoming more popular so diesel is not the only option for buses.

    Electric bike is better for the environment than a diesel bus, it will probably get you to your destination faster then a bus regardless if the bus is electric or diesel and an added benefit is that you get some exercise. The downside is that It is more dangerous to ride a bike.
    8 answers · 2 months ago
  • Why hasn't Hydrogen combustion engine for cars become popular?

    And do you find it better than Electric?
    And do you find it better than Electric?
    7 answers · 2 months ago
  • How long is the train journey to Southport from Liverpool city centre?

    Best answer: Just over an hour if there are no delays or breakdowns on MerseyRail
    Best answer: Just over an hour if there are no delays or breakdowns on MerseyRail
    4 answers · 3 months ago
  • Is my electric scooter better for the environment?

    Is my electric scooter better for the environment?

    Best answer: sure
    Best answer: sure
    9 answers · 4 months ago
  • What are the odds of walking, biking, Uber, car-sharing, and mass transit replacing car travel?

    There's this reporter for The Detroit Free Press who covers autos for that newspaper and lives in downtown Detroit and he gave up his car.
    There's this reporter for The Detroit Free Press who covers autos for that newspaper and lives in downtown Detroit and he gave up his car.
    8 answers · 4 months ago
  • Does the power company have an electric bill?

    Best answer: they probably do, im sure they have to pay bills too
    Best answer: they probably do, im sure they have to pay bills too
    5 answers · 4 months ago
  • Can Meter Readers change the electric and gas units on the meter box?

    Best answer: Nope.

    But the meters can be hacked in various ways. Meter Readers might know them, but they take a while, electricity has to be off, etc, and it can cost them their job. All for nothing as they would get nothing out of it...
    Best answer: Nope.

    But the meters can be hacked in various ways. Meter Readers might know them, but they take a while, electricity has to be off, etc, and it can cost them their job. All for nothing as they would get nothing out of it...
    4 answers · 4 months ago
  • Does my electric bicycle is better for the environment then a diesel bus?

    Best answer: yes
    Best answer: yes
    5 answers · 5 months ago
  • Benefits of purchasing an electric car?

    Ive recently been considering buying an electric car as my current car is starting to get old. I'm trying to research some benefits of owning an electric car, the main arguments that I have come across include that they are cheaper to maintain and that it is better for the environment, if you guys know any... show more
    Ive recently been considering buying an electric car as my current car is starting to get old. I'm trying to research some benefits of owning an electric car, the main arguments that I have come across include that they are cheaper to maintain and that it is better for the environment, if you guys know any other benefits I'd greatly appreciate it.
    12 answers · 5 months ago
  • Would hi-tech wind-powered clipper ships be cost-effective for global shipping?

    Best answer: Some companies have designs for such wind/sail cargo or tanker ships...time will tell if they become more popular and useful. Modern Rotor Sail designs using the Magnus effect which date back to the 1920's may be an easier and better way to achieve cost reductions in fuel consumption. "Wind power firm... show more
    Best answer: Some companies have designs for such wind/sail cargo or tanker ships...time will tell if they become more popular and useful. Modern Rotor Sail designs using the Magnus effect which date back to the 1920's may be an easier and better way to achieve cost reductions in fuel consumption.

    "Wind power firm Enercon launched a new rotor ship in 2008, while in 2014 Norsepower added its first rotor sail to a cargo ship owned by sustainable shipping firm Bore. Promising lightweight and relatively cheap materials and designs, combined with higher oil prices and the need to reduce emissions, mean rotor sails could now take off.

    The 240 metre-long Maersk tanker will be retrofitted with two modernised versions of the Flettner rotor that are 30 metres tall and five metres in diameter. In favourable wind conditions, each sail can produce the equivalent of 3MW of power using only 50kW of electricity. Norsepower expect to reduce average fuel consumption on typical global shipping routes by 7% to 10%, equivalent to about 1,000 tonnes of fuel a year."

    http://theconversation.com/spinning-sail...

    "Currently, the shipping industry alone produces 2.2 percent of the world's carbon emissions. The International Maritime Organization estimates that could increase by 250 percent by 2050 if nothing is done to stop it. By switching to the Rotor Sail hybrid method, the savings for the industry would total $7 billion a year, and it would reduce the emissions by the equivalent of 12 coal power plants."
    https://www.popularmechanics.com/technol...

    https://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/28/scien...
    8 answers · 6 months ago
  • Someone who knows about electric cars?

    Best answer: You are correct. A gallon of gasoline contains an equivalent of about 34kWh of energy. The battery on most early affordable EV's was around 25kWh or less. Not only that, but all EV's are designed to use at most only about 85 to 90 percent of the battery's capacity since doing that can help extend the... show more
    Best answer: You are correct.

    A gallon of gasoline contains an equivalent of about 34kWh of energy.

    The battery on most early affordable EV's was around 25kWh or less.

    Not only that, but all EV's are designed to use at most only about 85 to 90 percent of the battery's capacity since doing that can help extend the life of the battery.

    The good news is that EV's are extremely efficient. (Try going 60 miles on a half a gallon of gas!)

    Batteries have cells of chemical storage in them. When sitting alone the cells only produce an electric pressure called voltage. When they are discharged there is a chemical reaction that creates an electric current since the voltage (pressure) is let off. Once the chemicals are used up the battery dead. As the battery charges current is forced through the cells backwards and causes the chemical reaction to reverse.

    All battery cells produce a low voltage. But assembling the cells end on end (called a series) increases the total voltage of the battery.
    6 answers · 5 months ago
  • Are electric vehicles really coal vehicles?

    Well coal and natural gas powered vehicles
    Well coal and natural gas powered vehicles
    9 answers · 6 months ago
  • Do electric cars reduce global warming emissions if you are using coal to generate the electricity?

    Best answer: In a state like West Virginia where nearly all energy comes from Coal, an electric car has about the carbon footprint of a gas vehicle that gets 30 MPH. So, better than a pickup, but not better than a small gas-efficient or hybrid car. But coal plants are cleaner, they output less particulate pollution than auto... show more
    Best answer: In a state like West Virginia where nearly all energy comes from Coal, an electric car has about the carbon footprint of a gas vehicle that gets 30 MPH. So, better than a pickup, but not better than a small gas-efficient or hybrid car. But coal plants are cleaner, they output less particulate pollution than auto engines; thus they have an advantage if you like fresh air. And electric cars have a much lower carbon footprint an area such as Northern California where almost 70% of energy to consumers is from non-greenhouse sources.
    11 answers · 6 months ago