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What is Automobile ?
Automobile is a basically motorcar or car which is propelled by an internal combustion engine using a fuel. Automobiles are mostly used for transportation of passengers and goods from one place to another.
Classifications of Automobiles
1. Based on purpose
- Passenger Vehicles: These vehicles carry passengers. It is usually designed for the transportation of passengers. Ex: Buses, Cars, Passengers trains.
- Goods Vehicles: These vehicles carry goods from one place to another place. It is usually used for the transportation of goods. Ex: Goods lorry, Goods carrier.
- Special purpose vehicles: These vehicles only used for special purpose. Ex: Ambulance, Fire engines, Army vehicles.
2. Based on Load Capacity
- Light Duty Vehicles: These are small motor vehicles. Ex: Car, Jeep, Motorcycle, Scooter.
- Heavy Duty Vehicles: These are large and bulky motor vehicles. Ex: Bus, Truck, Tractor.
3. Based on Fuel used
- Petrol Engine Vehicles: These vehicles are powered by a petrol engine. Ex: Cars, Scooter, Motorcycle.
- Diesel Engine Vehicles: These vehicles are powered by a diesel engine. Ex: Truck, Buses, Tractors
- Gas Vehicles: These vehicles are powered by a gas turbine. Ex: Turbine powdered cars.
- Electric Vehicles: These vehicles are powered by a electric source. Ex: Electric cars, Electric buses.
- Steam Engine Vehicles: These vehicles are powered by a steam engine. Ex: Steam boat, Steam locomotive, Steam wagon.
4. Based on the Drive of Vehicles
- Left hand drive: Steering wheel fitted on the left hand side.
- Right hand drive: Steering wheel fitted on the right hand side.
- Fluid drive: These vehicles employing torque converter or fluid flywheel.
5. Based on number of wheels and axles
- Two wheeler: These vehicles have two wheels. Ex: Motorcycles, Scooters.
- Three-wheeler: These vehicles have three wheels. Ex: Autorickshaw.
- Four Wheeler: These vehicles have four wheels. Ex: Car, Jeep, Buses, Trucks.
- Six Wheelers: Buses and Trucks have six wheels.
6. Based on type of transmission:
- Automatic Transmission Vehicles: These vehicles are capable of changing gear ratios automatically. Ex: Automatic Transmission Cars.
- Manual Transmission Vehicles: These vehicles need to changed gear ratios manually.
- Semi Automatic Transmission Vehicles: These Vehicles that facilitate manual gear changing with a clutch pedal.
7. Based on suspension system used
- Conventional Suspension: Leaf Spring.
- Independent Suspension: Coil Spring.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
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