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Introduction and Types of Automobiles
– The word ‘automobile’ comes from the Greek prefix αυτό (self) and the Latin word mobilis (moving).
– The name reflects the fact that automobiles are self-propelled vehicles.
– Types of automobiles include convertibles, hatchbacks, station wagons, pickup trucks, and sedans.

Energy Sources for Automobiles
– Automobiles require energy to turn the wheels and move.
– Energy can come from chemical energy in gasoline or electrical energy in a battery.
– Gasoline is a fossil fuel derived from plants that lived millions of years ago.
– Electric vehicles store electricity in a battery located at the bottom of the automobile.

Advantages and Regular Maintenance
– Advantages of automobiles include faster and more convenient transportation, carrying capacity, access to difficult-to-reach places, weather protection, and safety features.
– Regular maintenance, including check-ups and service, can extend the lifespan of automobiles and ensure safety.

Disadvantages and Dangers/Challenges
– Disadvantages of automobiles include the high cost of purchasing and running, expenses for fuel, maintenance, and insurance, potential for accidents causing damage and harm, traffic congestion, and the more efficient and environmentally friendly alternative of public transportation.
– Automobiles can pose risks to pedestrians, cyclists, and other road users, contribute to pollution and traffic issues in certain town designs, divide and separate communities, endanger pedestrians without sufficient foot bridges and crossings, and present safety challenges in old towns.

– Wikimedia Commons has related media on automobiles.
– Euro 6 emissions standards impact automobile users.
– Fossil vehicle sales are decreasing in China, Europe, and the USA.
– Sales of electric vehicles are projected to surpass gasoline vehicles in 2038.
– Amsterdam plans to ban petrol and diesel automobiles and motorbikes by 2030.Sources: