Recently, there has been a great influx of many different alternative fuels for automobiles on the market. In addition to ethanol, which has been utilized in automobiles for quite some time, General Motors has also come out with systems that run off of natural gas in a variety of configurations. Ford also has a wide array of alternative fuel engines as well. They have a history of tinkering around with different alternative fuels for automobiles since their inception when Henry Ford once designed a tractor that ran off alcohol and Ford produced their own brand of alternative fuel known as "Benzol". Ford has also designed natural gas vehicles that are used in many different U.S. airports and many branches of the Postal Service run off specially designed Ford Rangers that run off electricity. Ford has also been an innovator in hybrid technology. Both of the major American players, GM and Ford, are always looking forward to other alternate fuels cars. Many other breakthroughs are probably just lying around the bend.
It may seem not worth it to use vehicles equipped with alternative fuel engines, as it may cost you an additional couple grand, but if you have a business, it will end up being a small investment. Your fleet of vehicles will experience less mechanical issues, they will run off of less expensive fuel, and you will stretch out the capital that was put into the vehicles because they will typically last a few years longer. Another less obvious advantage of using alternative fuels for automobiles is that your company could possibly be labeled as a responsible, "green" company. This can help to boost sales for your company by increasing word of mouth sales.
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