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Alternative Fuels 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Alternative Fuels 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Okay, so what is biodiesel, exactly? Will it make my car smell like a French fry? And what about fuel cells? I hear they run on hydrogen. Do they produce pollution? How long will an electric car run? And is it true that solar-powered cars wonít work if itís cloudy? Find out the answers to these and many other questions here:

Great basic information on existing alternative vehicle fuels.

Info on electric cars

Hydrogen-Powered Cars (Fuel Cells)

Convert your car to run on hydrogen?

What you need to know about biodiesel fuel

How to convert your car to run on biodiesel

Solar-powered cars

More on solar-run cars

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8:14AM PDT on Aug 26, 2012

good to know

7:11AM PDT on Aug 3, 2012

It would have been helpful if even more green (alternative) fuels were discussed, as well as adding information on green energy options.

11:04AM PDT on May 5, 2012


1:23AM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

thanks for sharing

8:23PM PST on Jan 9, 2012

kWell, Steve, I NEED a big truck to haul my horse trailer and pack my camper when I go camping; however, if I don't need to haul my horse trailer or pack my camper, I am happy to drive my '93 Ford Escort that I got used and still gets over 30 mpg, even though it's wearing out with a couple hundred thousand miles on it.

8:19PM PST on Jan 9, 2012

Cool! Thanks for the info!

1:05AM PDT on Apr 16, 2011

Thanks for the article.

7:24PM PST on Feb 18, 2011

LOved all the information in the link thanks

4:43PM PDT on Oct 7, 2010

It seems that countries like the US and Australia with cheap gas prices tend to drive large vehicles and have a love affair with the V8.
I NEED one because I live in a big country and I drive long distances towing huge loads.
Yeah. Like when? Going on holiday and coming back? Every few years or so?
Get real!

12:19PM PDT on Aug 21, 2010

I just read in Autoweek that Porsche has replaced their Carrera line with twin electric motors,capable of doing 70mph in 3.5 seconds. Equivalent mpg is 70. If Porsche can do it, why can't GM and Ford? They are partners with oil!

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