Wortformen:(regular plural) internal combustion engines
( Automotive engineering : Vehicle components , Engine, transmission, and exhaust ) engine
An internal combustion engine is an engine that creates its energy by burning fuel inside itself. Most cars have
internal combustion engines.
A typical internal combustion engine harnesses only a quarter of the specific energy of gasoline.
We can reduce oil dependence by using alternatives to the gasoline-powered internal combustion engine, such as fuel-cell systems, which can derive hydrogen from natural gas.
In an internal combustion engine, the fuel is burned inside the engine rather than outside.
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