IET
Decrease font size
Increase font size
Topic Title: End to fossil fuel and beginning of Renewable fuel for motor vehicals.
Topic Summary:
Created On: 08 June 2012 12:54 PM
Status: Read Only
Linear : Threading : Single : Branch
Search Topic Search Topic
Topic Tools Topic Tools
View similar topics View similar topics
View topic in raw text format. Print this topic.
 08 June 2012 12:54 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


Avatar for andysm.
andysm

Posts: 1
Joined: 08 June 2012

Surely it is time for the government and private companies to join forces and finally produce an engine and power design which will finally mean the end to petrol/diesel engines and the beginning of a cleaner future.
 10 June 2012 06:58 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message



ectophile

Posts: 546
Joined: 17 September 2001

"If wishes were horses, beggars would ride" as the saying goes.

People have been trying alternative powered vehicles for years, and the only remotely practical one so far is the battery powered electric vehicle. But the batteries aren't good enough yet for anything other than a short range (or massively expensive) vehicle.

Biofuels are often worse for the environment than the fossil fuels they replace, which is why people are backing away from them.

People have tried flywheels and compressed air, but with limited success.

A tank full of diesel or petrol holds an enormous amount of energy. Nothing else we have comes close.

-------------------------
S P Barker BSc PhD MIET
Statistics

See Also:



FuseTalk Standard Edition v3.2 - © 1999-2014 FuseTalk Inc. All rights reserved.