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any of various types of engines driven by energy produced by combustion.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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uses an electric generator and a super-powered electric motor to drive the propeller.
We had slipped into a part of the world that mercifully the internal
had failed to conquer.
isn't going anywhere soon.
With electrification and the development of the internal-
, there were new ways to move people and goods around.
They recorded the sounds made by an approaching hybrid vehicle and by a car with a standard, internal
Use the hydrogen within an external
to produce electricity.
The inner workings of an internal
have rarely been seen as clearly, or as entertainingly.
Build in a special gearbox which combines the output of the motor with that of an internal-
Eventually, it is hoped, fuel cells running on hydrogen will take the place of the ubiquitous internal
Better still, being electrically powered instead of relying on an internal-
, they can be used indoors.
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