Biofuel vehicles have been spring-boarded into our society and are appearing everywhere. While the biofuel industry has been a long time making an appearance, it has been around for quite some time. Biofuel cars have been in the works by auto manufacturers for several years but as government agencies are pushing the automakers to come up with green cars and trucks. New generation biofuels as well as new biofuel engine improvements have made biofuel cars a current reality.
If you attend any car show, you will see that almost every automotive manufacturer around the world has at least one (if not more) biofuel vehicle on display. The most popular biofuel vehicle seems to be biodiesel. The obvious reasons include the facts that biodiesel fuel is made from converting plant material and plant waste that is not consumed by humans into a fuel source. This is a double-win for pollution reduction. It also release such a low level of carbon dioxide that it is included in what is referred to as a contained-system. This means the carbon dioxide will re-enter earth’s system through plant use. The final reason is that biodiesel can be used by existing diesel engine vehicles.
Electric cars are another option that has gained popularity. Electric cars offer the owner the choice of battery powered as well as standard gas operation. The hope is that this choice will turn to biofuel operation which will continue to reduce if not eliminate our dependency on fossil fuels.
Years ago a science magazine put a picture of the car of the future on their cover. This car would be completed automated, using a pre-established embedded ‘grid’ that was on the ground. The driver would simply select the destination and the computerized system would take the passenger to their locale. The automation would analyze all traffic for the path of fastest delivery. We no longer heard about any car crashes or accidents, because everything was computerized. This concept is currently in the design phase with the use of biofuels as well as electricity.
Other ideas that have been taken from the drawing board to the showroom include aircars. These are indeed moving closer to what we saw in “The Jetsons” cartoons. Underwater vehicles are also in consideration, with the ability to move passengers under lakes, rivers and oceans from one location to another.
We are living in a marvelous time, when the age of computerization has finally reached the plateau of use and implementation to our every day needs of transporting with least amount of danger.
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