Questions tagged [transport]

moving people or freight from one place to another. This includes use of cars, trucks, buses, aircraft, watercraft, as well as non-fuel-intensive transportation. For questions specifically about cars use that tag.

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How efficiently do different vehicles convert stored energy to kinetic energy?

I came across this interesting infographic from the U.S. Department of Energy: They provide a figure of 12 to 30% efficiency of a gasoline vehicle converting fuel energy into forward motion (or ...
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What hydrocarbons are produced by a diesel motor?

HC (I assum hydrocarbons) is a column in the euro emission standards for trucks & buses. Which hydrocarbons are produced and at what quantities? Would the particulate matter emissions be included ...
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Tell me all about biofuels

Tell me all about biofuels, please (and don't close it down for a lack of focus or prior research as you like to do). I know you can anaerobically decompose any type of organic waste with methane as a ...