Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Alternative power for automobiles

The modern world runs on oil as do the automobiles that are used in the modern world. Oil is used in the form of gasoline, petrol and diesel to run automobiles. However, there are many problems that are faced when oil is used for powering vehicles.

The use of oil creates pollution as the burning of oils emits harmful substances into the atmosphere. The dependence on oil for powering vehicles is increasing because there is an increase in the number of vehicles across the world. But we all are aware of the fact that oil is a finite source that will finish one day. We, therefore, need to find some other means that can be used to run automobiles.

One solution to this problem is the use electric vehicles that run on chargeable batteries. The batteries on which the vehicles run need to be recharged very often and this is quiet cumbersome. So to overcome this problem, hybrid vehicles were introduced in which the batteries did not have to be plugged in for recharging. From then on, the use of alternative power resources to run vehicles has become popular.

Alternative power sources have been used to develop fuel cell vehicles that are powered by a certain amount of hydropower. The use of alternative power resources in fuel cell vehicles will not produce any harmful pollutants and also will adversely affect the environment.

The use of alternative power sources for automobiles will reduce the dependence of the people on oil and help in preserving the oil reserves.

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