Is fuel to power cars made of oil dug from the earth?

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    4 years ago
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    The answer depends upon the type of vehicle. The most common vehicles are powered by gasoline or diesel and this is refined from crude oil that is found deep within the earth and is extracted by wells.

    There are some hydrogen fuel cell electric cars. These vehicles could be powered by hydrogen obtained by the electrolysis of water, but in practice the hydrogen is more economically obtained from the steam reformation of natural gas (methane.)

    There are also electric cars on the roads. Many of these are battery electric cars. The "fuel" comes from the electric grid. The ultimate source of that power can be solar if the electricity comes from wind or hydroelectric or solar power directly. It may also come from fossil fuels coal or natural gas as these are also part of the energy mix for most areas.

    The battery electric vehicle is the only vehicle that will leverage cleaner choices in our electric energy mix to translate to a cleaner transportation sector.

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  • 4 years ago

    Oil drilled from earth's depth's for oil based gasoline. If oil based gasoline is'nt use or other than oil based gas is used. Then in 3 to 5 years your motor will freeze up. Mike

    Source(s): Logic from the time a fuel from France appeared in America/ non oil based ruins oil based engines.
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  • 4 years ago

    Nit quite Rohit. We use catalytic cracking these days to convert crude oil to fuels. Fractional distillation gives you unwanted byproducts.

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  • 4 years ago

    yup, its from crude oil to petrol by fractional distillation

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  • 4 years ago

    mostly, yes. not really dug, but siphoned out.

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  • 4 years ago

    yes

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