As gas prices continue to rise. One option is replacing traditional motorized transportation with more efficient means of transportation, which are cleaner, less expensive, and more sustainable. A new report, “The Future of Fuel”, published by the Clean Air Council, examines the future technologies available to replace gas and oil.
CAC member David Stokes, CEO of Clean Air Consulting, Inc., comments about the Clean Air Council report, “For the last two years, we have seen a growth in electric vehicles and other alternative fuel-related technologies on the market. Some will be popular and some will fail and fade away. It appears the current federal government regulations regarding these vehicles, and the future marketability of these products, are not well understood by the public.”
David Stokes continued, “The technologies that appear will be well-loved and very well-supported by a very significant number of people. Yet other vehicles, from hydrogen fuel cell technology to alternative engines, to diesel technology, will struggle to be properly maintained and properly supported by those same people. And we will have to take the lessons from the ones that succeed and the ones that fail into account as we look ahead to new federal regulations regarding clean vehicles.”
With gas prices in a continuous climb, our future is looking less like a road trip and more like a train ride. We should not ignore viable and well-known technologies in the industry, such as hydrogen fuel cells, and other alternative technologies available today. Clean Air Council, in cooperation with the Partnership for the Auto Sector, has published The Future of Fuel: The Next Generation of Automotive Fuel Technology, which examines the technologies available to meet American consumer demand for clean, affordable transportation.
“The Future of Fuel” examines the technologies available today and what they offer for the transportation of future generations. It also provides important insights that are required to meet future fuel economy and environmental emission standards.
The most effective strategy for future transportation is the use of alternative fuel technologies in combination with other improvements that can provide a range of cleaner and cheaper energy options. If a mix of technologies is implemented, consumers are less likely to be required to make trade-offs between fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions. This strategy would also help reduce the overall cost of automobiles and enhance the environment.