Posted by Stephanie Merritt on 7/21/2014 8:00:00 AM
Read the following section of an article from "Alternative Fuel Vehicle." After you have read the summary answer the following questions.
1. What do you know about alternative fuel vehicles (cars) or why someone would want to use one?
2. Describe some renewable resources that might be used to power these type of vehicles.
Alternative Fuel Vehicle refers to a vehicle that runs on a fuel other than traditional gasoline or diesel; any method of powering an engine that does not involve petroleum.
Due to a combination of heavy taxes on fuel, particularly in Europe, tightening environmental laws, particularly in California, and the possibility of further restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions, work on alternative power systems for vehicles has become a high priority for governments and vehicle manufacturers around the world. Current research and development is largely centered on "hybrid" vehicles that use both electric power and internal combustion.