While the fossil fuel industry has proved remarkably resilient at extending its dominance of the car fuel market, there are a few very good reasons to assume that - at some point - one or more of the alternative fuels under development and/or currently in use will make its mark. The problem in relying on a single fuel type to power the global economy is that the supply chain could be so easily interrupted. Then we’ll wish we had access to one of the following.
Discover how fuel cell cars work, their eco-friendly benefits, current technology status, and potential challenges. Is hydrogen the future of automotive power?
A survey conducted in the UK has revealed that 65% of motorists are planning on buying a more environmentally friendly vehicle the next time they are looking to purchase a brand new car. The majority of respondents blamed rising fuel prices for this decision; with a further 5% of stating that they had been forced off the road altogether.
An alternative fuel vehicle is a vehicle that runs on an energy source other than conventional petroleum fuels (petrol or diesel). Due to a combination of factors, such as environmental concerns, high oil prices and the potential for peak oil, the development of alternative energy sources for vehicles will increase in the future. This article will list all the major currently existing alternative energy vehicle technologies.
New cars are being developed in order to make them more sustainable, safer, more energy efficient, and less polluting. These won't exactly be the cars we've seen in science-fiction movies, but they should be a big improvement over what we have today.