Do You Understand the Importance of Horsepower?

Horsepower is a term that most people are familiar with. It simply is a way to measure the amount of power a particular vehicle has in regard to its ability to run an engine. You can find out all of the horsepower details at Hendrick Honda Hickory on any vehicle of your choice.

The history of how this definition came about is very interesting. James Watt, the famous inventor during the 18th century, was looking for a way to sell his steam engines. He was studying ponies which were transporting coal from a coal mine. He deduced that one pony was able to move 22,000 foot-pounds per minute. Extrapolating that to horses he came up with the figure of 33,000 foot-pounds that could be moved by the horses. Since horses were the primary mode of transport of the day, he came up with horsepower as the medium of measure. That is how the term "horsepower" came to be.

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