Discuss 3 alternatives to gasoline for automobiles?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
First of all we have fuel-cells which are hydrogen propelled,having a hydrogen tank just like many fork lifts you might probably have seen in ware houses.this tech is common to newer mercedes.this is the way of the future as i see it
2nd we have diseal power common in truck and heavy duty
machinery.better torque output and smoother than gas.
3rd we have electric.employed on hybrid.Electric power driving a generater.basically its electric energy converted to mechanica.
we also have solar,turbine.i would have discussed in details if i have move time.give me a hala if you have any ? about options that i listed above.
- minefinderLv 71 decade ago
Walking, bicycles, skateboards...
The real problem with all so called "alternative" energy fules is that it take more energy to produce them than you get back out!
For example, many estimates suggest that it takes about 2 liters of fossil fuel (conventional gasoline or diesel) to produce 1 liter of ethanol, when you consider that farming is an energy-intensive operation - tilling the soil, planting the corn, fertilizing, spraying insecticides/pesticides, harvesting, processing, distribution.
Also the only reasonable source of hydrogen that we have is electrolysis of water. It takes far more energy in the way of electricity to produce the hydrogen than the hydrogen will produce in return. No such thing as free energy or perpetual energy!
- ?Lv 61 decade ago
Ethanol (usually from corn!) seems most usable now, but I'm sure they'll come up w/something better, like the hydrogen-powered vehicles. Of course, the oil industry will try to stop this until they've bled the world dry and raped every last wildlife refuge of its last pint of oil! VOTE DEMOCRAT!!!!
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- 1 decade ago
Well i know of 2 that work well and are used today, they are E-85 ethanol, and for diesel trucks you can use refined french Fri oil. i don't know much about E-85 but the french Fri oil they take and strain it, then mix with chemicals that make it more like diesel that grease.
- loboLv 41 decade ago
hydrogen, solar, electric