diesel-electric

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n diesel-electric a locomotive driven by the electric current generated by a diesel engine
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Usage

In literature:

Outside, Farid showed them the self-contained diesel-electric power plant.
"The Egyptian Cat Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Conversion from steam to diesel and electric locomotives is proceeding rapidly.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
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In news:

Diesel, diesel-electric hybrid powertrain trucks out this fall.
Board of Public Works Approve Purchase of 53 Hybrid Diesel-Electric Buses for MTA.
Hybrid diesel-electric Peterbilts let Tropicana pour on fuel efficiency.
This marks the first time that Eaton Corporation's diesel-electric hybrid drivetrain system has been used in a hazardous material delivery vehicle.
A new Peterbilt hybrid diesel-electric truck will enable the Community Food Bank in Tucson, Ariz. To add 13 retail locations to its food-donation pickup route.
For valid reasons, in recent years diesel-electric propulsion has gained remarkable interest over traditional propulsion within commercial shipping and yachting.
Debbie Ferreira, with Alaska Electric Light and Power Company, says diesel generators will be used to supplement power production.
The alternative to diesel, and to all fossil fuels , is electricity.
As part of what Teslovich called a multi-million-dollar investment, the former truck stop will be set up to pump gasoline and diesel fuel and to provide a charging station for electric vehicles.
The way to go on Maui is geothermal energy instead of diesel generators for electricity.
The cost of Motiv's electric power train is about five times higher than a diesel.
The Hino 195h uses advanced diesel-electric hybrid technology.
New buses with hybrid diesel/electric engines began running on the local Route 39 last week, and will be quieter than the current compressed natural gas buses, according to the MBTA.
A part of the propulsion system, batteries were vital to the functioning of diesel-electric submarines .
His Navy career spanned the history of submarines from the diesel-electric to the nuclear age.
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