BMW i Electric Cars in Calgary
While many people consider the revving engines of a high-end European vehicle to be the hallmark of a great car, a growing number of consumers are looking into ways to minimize their impact on the environment. It’s no longer just the fringe groups, either – recently, the entire country of Germany voted to ban gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2030! With the world trending towards more responsible and sustainable energy sources, but a vast amount of modern life dependent on motorized transportation, one field is pulling out far ahead of the rest: electric cars.
The term “electric car” might conjure up images of tiny smart cars, puttering along behind the luxurious European brands that you love. But over the last few years, ground-breaking research has led to massive innovations in speed, style, and sustainability, and nearly every major auto manufacturer now has some stakes in the game – including the ones that have reputation for engineering, luxury, and power.
The BMW i8: Power, in a whole new way!
Usually when you think of an electric car, what comes to mind is something watered-down and weak – a car that might be good for a city commute, but lacks the power to really get you where you’re going. And now, with the sway of public opinion leaning firmly in the direction of an electric future, you have probably wondered: how can you drive with all the style of your luxury car, while taking advantage of current environmental considerations?
The engineers at BMW thought the same thing, and that’s why they designed the BMW i8.
Vehicle systems these days can get complex very quickly. There are dozens of belts, hoses, fuses, gears and chips and connectors….and even the smallest hiccups can be responsible for bigger problems. One of the biggest issues with vehicles today, though, is easily manageable, even though it is almost imperceptible – but it has a huge effect on your performance.
After all, how often do you check your Tire Pressure?
The pressure in your tires, when set to factory specifications, is calculated to enhance and ensure the best gas mileage, wearability, traction, and stopping power in your vehicle. When the tires are over- or under-inflated, it can have cumulative effects on your Engine, safety, and much more.
Combustion engines have come a long way since they were invented over a hundred years ago. Of all the innovations introduced since then, one of the best is the fairly recent creation of direct fuel injection: it gives you Increased Power and Efficiency where you need it most.
With great power, though, comes great vehicle carbon build-up?
In these engines, the fuel is directly injected into the combustion chamber of each individual cylinder, and no longer passes through the intake valves – and no longer keeps them clean through constant contact. This means that over time, deposits of carbonised fuel and oil build up both on the intake tract and its valves. This can reduce efficiency, oil life, and throttle response, as well as causing rough idling or vibrations. And the worst part? This process cannot be prevented!
So what’s the responsible car owner to do?
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