Alternative Fuels: The Future of Travel
Alternative fuels have been around for decades and have never really taken off. Recently, the world has seen a huge influx of electric cars that have hit the road. These electric cars have been relatively successful given the fact that the technology has also been around for several decades now. Yet, it is remains a mystery that alternative fuel cars such as hydrogen or propane, which have been around for a similar amount of time, have never seen any success.
Sadly, the feasibility for new technologies in the competitive car and energy market is always an issue. The issues seem to always hinge around three main factors. First, the car has to be affordable to purchase for the average consumer. Then, the next issue is trying to find fueling locations. Finally, the owner of the vehicle has to find where to get the car maintained for a reasonable price. Infrastructure, as in any new technology, is usually extremely expensive.
Regardless of the challenges the fact remains the same, propane and hydrogen vehicles will be better for the environment. Propane creates lower CO2 emissions and Hydrogen has zero CO2 emissions. As a matter of fact, Hydrogen vehicles only emit pure water vapor into the atmosphere. When corporations can figure out a cost effective way to incorporate this technology into their vehicles the price for private citizens will go down and the gasoline will become a thing of the past.