Alternative Fuel vehicles
Look into alternative fuel vehicles to help keep carbon emissions and cost
of fuel low. Check out these types, and see which one is best for you:
Hybrid Cars -
They run off of two different power sources. The first is a normal but
usually highly fuel efficient gas engine. The second is a high power
electric motor, which is run by batteries stored in the car. You still have
to fuel up at the pump, but not as much as a regular vehicle.
Biodiesel Cars -
These cars run off of fuel made from vegetable oil that runs in any
unmodified diesel engine. Biodiesel can be made from any vegetable oil
including oils pressed straight from the seed (virgin oils) such as soy,
sunflower, canola, coconut and hemp. Biodiesel can also be made from
recycled cooking oils from fast food restaurants. Even animal fats like beef
tallow and fish oil can be used to make biodiesel fuel.
Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) -
This vehicle uses compressed natural gas as a clean alternative to other
automobile fuels. NGV's have the advantage of being potentially refueled at
home from existing natural gas lines with home refueling stations that tap
into such lines. While existing gasoline-powered vehicles may be converted
to be NGVs, an increasing number of vehicles worldwide are being
manufactured to run on natural gas.
Electric Cars -
Electric Cars - An electric car is powered by an electric motor rather than a gasoline engine. From the outside, you would probably have no idea that a car is electric. Under the hood, there are a lot of differences between gasoline and electric cars: The gasoline engine is replaced by an electric motor that is powered by rechargeable batteries. These cars are great for city and suburban drivers that go less than 100 miles a day.