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AUTOS-ELECTRIC MOTORS
(2007-09-06)
(wgvu) - - FOR AUTOMAKERS, THERE'S NO HIGHER PRIORITY THAN
FUEL EFFICIENCY THESE DAYS.
THAT'S WHY MANY OF THEM ARE REPLACING THE NUMEROUS BELTS THAT
ARE HOOKED TO CAR ENGINES AND SWITCHING THEM TO ELECTRIC MOTORS.
MOST OF TODAY'S CARS HAVE BELTS THAT RUN THE POWER STEERING, AIR
CONDITIONING AND OTHER COMPONENTS. BUT THEY SUCK POWER FROM THE
ENGINE AND CUT GAS MILEAGE.
ELECTRIC MOTORS COULD PUT THE POWER STEERING PUMP AMONG THE
FIRST CASUALTIES. TOYOTA, GENERAL MOTORS AND FORD ALREADY HAVE
ELECTRIC POWER STEERING ON SOME MODELS, WITH MORE IN THE WORKS.
THEY REPORT FUEL EFFICIENCY GAINS OF UP TO 8 PERCENT. AUTOMAKERS
ALSO SAY ELECTRIC MOTORS REDUCE MAINTENANCE COSTS.

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