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Self-Propelled Vehicles

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Self-propelled vehicles are those automobilesmotorcycles aircraft, boats, snowmobiles, trucks, tractors jet skis, lawn mowers, golfcarts, etc., that convert their own energy supply into motive power used for propulsion. Batteries do so by converting electrochemical energy; engines do so by burning fuels to release their chemical energy. The majority of this equipment uses internal combustion engines such as a jet, diesel, or gasoline engines that consume flammable gases or liquids. Machinery may also employ engines to do other work such as turning crankshafts or generating electricity. External combustion engines include the steam engine which burns fuel to heat water, which on conversion to steam provides motive force.

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  • Diesel Engine
  • Internal Combustion
  • Internal Combustion Engine
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Steam Engine

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  1. Title 49-Transportation, Code of Federal Regulations; Office of the Federal Register, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Revised as of Oct 1, 1998 as amended by Federal Registers through January 31, 1999

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  2. McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology,8th Edition; McGraw-Hill: New York, 1997

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Fox, M.A. (1999). Self-Propelled Vehicles. In: Glossary for the Worldwide Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Materials. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-11890-0_68

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