Internal combustion engine vehicle (ICEV) is a vehicle that is powered by a regular internal combustion engine (ICE). ICEV uses fuel which combusts inside a combustion chamber with the help of an oxidizer (typically oxygen from the air). This means that to get power, ICEVs literally burn fuel. ICEs most commonly use fuels derived from fossil fuels. These include petrol, diesel, jet fuel, and compressed natural gas. In addition to internal combustion engines that use fossil fuels, there are also ICEs that are powered by biofuels (e.g., ethanol and biodiesel) or hydrogen.
ICE is the most common engine used in cars, planes, boats and other vehicles. But fossil fuel is not a renewable source of energy and due to incomplete combustion of fossil fuels, these engines pollute the air around us. Because of these environmental challenges, car manufacturers are now manufacturing more and more alternatives that do not use or use less fossil fuel. These include electric vehicles (EVs), hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and fuel cell vehicles (FCVs).
- Internal combustion vehicle (ICV)