Alternative Fuels: Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Alternative Fuels: Alternative Fuel Vehicles

by U.S. Department of Energy
     
 

Alternative Fuels - Alternative Fuel Vehicles - U.S. Department of Energy.

An alternative fuel vehicle is a vehicle that runs on a fuel other than "traditional" petroleum fuels (petrol or diesel); and also refers to any technology of powering an engine that does not involve solely petroleum (e.g. electric car, hybrid electric vehicles, solar powered).

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Alternative Fuels - Alternative Fuel Vehicles - U.S. Department of Energy.

An alternative fuel vehicle is a vehicle that runs on a fuel other than "traditional" petroleum fuels (petrol or diesel); and also refers to any technology of powering an engine that does not involve solely petroleum (e.g. electric car, hybrid electric vehicles, solar powered).

Because of a combination of factors, such as environmental concerns, high oil prices and the potential for peak oil, development of cleaner alternative fuels and advanced power systems for vehicles has become a high priority for many governments and vehicle manufacturers around the world.

Hybrid electric vehicles such as the Toyota Prius are not actually alternative fuel vehicles, but through advanced technologies in the electric battery and motor/generator, they make a more efficient use of petroleum fuel. Other research and development efforts in alternative forms of power focus on developing all-electric and fuel cell vehicles, and even the stored energy of compressed air.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781499568356
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/16/2014
Pages:
26
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.05(d)

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