ICE (Internal Combustion Engine): What does it mean?

The technical name for the gas-powered engine in most cars, SUVs, and trucks.

ICE (Internal Combustion Engine): The long answer

ICE stands for Internal Combustion Engine, which is the traditional type of engine used in most cars. It works by burning fuel, typically gasoline or diesel, to generate power.

In the UK, ICE-powered cars have been the standard for many years. They rely on a fuel tank, combustion chamber, and pistons to convert the energy from burning fuel into mechanical power, which then propels the car forward.

However, with the increasing concerns about air pollution and the environmental impact of burning fossil fuels, there has been a growing shift towards electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK. While EVs offer a more sustainable and cleaner alternative, many UK drivers still rely on ICE vehicles due to their familiarity, availability of fuel stations, and longer driving ranges.

Nonetheless, it's important to be aware of the ongoing transition towards electric vehicles and the potential future changes in the automotive industry.