Fuel Cells & Alternative Fuel Vehicles

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Energizing fuel cells continues to be a major problem while production, transportation, distribution and storage of hydrogen remains difficult Reforming hydrocarbons via a reformer to produce hydrogen is technically challenging and not actually environmentally friendly The refuelling andrepparttar starting time of fuel cell vehicles are longer, whilerepparttar 102768 driving range is shorter than in a conventional vehicle Fuel cells are normally somewhat larger than comparable batteries or engines, however,repparttar 102769 size ofrepparttar 102770 units continues to decrease with research and testing Fuel cells are currently expensive to produce, since most units are hand-made and some use expensive materials The technology is not yet fully developed, therefore few products are readily available Although hydrogen fuel cells appear to berepparttar 102771 most promising source of alternative fuel, other sources are being researched and tested. Alternative transportation fuels provide economic advantages while also offering significant environmental benefits. They offer air quality advantages through reduced emissions and some fuels produce less greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline. There's significant research being conducted worldwide. Canada, for example, is recognized as a world leader inrepparttar 102772 development and use of alternative transportation fuels with more than 170,000 alternative fuel vehicles in use across Canada. Some ofrepparttar 102773 most promising alternative fuel sources being suggested for future use in motor vehicles are:

Ethanol Propane Natural gas Biodiesel Electricity Hydrogen At this point, it's anyone's guess whatrepparttar 102774 future holds for alternative fuel vehicles.

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The U.S. Dependence on Foreign Oil

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Allrepparttar oil beneathrepparttar 102767 surface ofrepparttar 102768 earth formed in more than 200 million years, yet in 200 years half of it has been consumed. At that rate, remaining oil resources would be depleted in 40 years. We would still have other fossil fuels like coal, shale oil, tar sands and natural gas. Currently, many of these energy resources are too costly to use, and their conversion to transportation fuels for use in alternative energy vehicles would produce harm torepparttar 102769 environment. Investigation is ongoing to find new fuels to develop economically and without environmental damage.

Ultimately,repparttar 102770 solution to our dependence on oil lies in our technological progress in developing alternative energy vehicles that are more environmentally friendly and use energy more efficiently. Research continues to find or create new energy sources to replace petroleum cleanly and inexpensively. As people embrace hybrid cars and other alternative fuel vehicles by asking for and purchasing them, automakers will be encouraged to produce more energy efficient, clean cars and to continue their technical advancements.

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Andrea Susan Glass, founder of WritersWay and All About Hybrid Cars, helps clients reach their writing and marketing goals with effective articles, press releases, newsletters, Web site copy, eBooks and books. An award-winning author for "Street Smart Secrets to Auto Care You Can Trust," she has written books, eBooks and articles on subjects ranging from animals and auto repair to singles and spirituality.


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