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noun as in explosion; on fire

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In Shanghai, it costs $13,000 for a license plate for a vehicle with a combustion engine whereas it’s free for an EV, thereby “creating a huge economic incentive and making the use of electric vehicles a no brainer,” Jato said.

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To do so means reducing the environmental impact of the entire car industry, and Porsche sees eFuels as a way to reduce the environmental impact of current and future internal combustion vehicles.

This includes all fossil fuel combustion for generating electricity, heating buildings, industrial processes, and transportation.

They run on hydrogen combustion using modified gas-turbine engines, and the only byproduct is water.

It added that it would in the coming months consider the crucial question of when cars with internal combustion engines will need to be banned from the market.

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Gas-powered internal combustion engines were pretty much the only way to move a car from one place to another.

In attempting to compete against the internal combustion engine, Tesla may have to do something similar.

Boeing claims to have eliminated the risk of combustion, but not ignition.

If combustion occurs within a battery, says Boeing, it would be snuffed out in a microsecond for lack of oxygen.

It was “vaporized electrolyte which looks like smoke but is not the result of combustion.”

Aconite … night boat … sea sick … emetics … exhaustion … stimulants … hard drinking … spontaneous combustion … animal charcoal.

Spontaneous combustion is the burning of a substance or body by the internal development of heat without the application of fire.

It should be steady, and it should not give out great heat nor injurious products of combustion.

If he doesn't attend to it we shall have a case of spontaneous combustion to record; and we want to avoid that if possible.

The error was, non-observation of an important portion of the actual residue, namely, the gaseous products of combustion.


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On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to combustion, such as: ignition, agitation, disturbance, flaming, kindling, and oxidization.

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