How can we reduce our oil consumption ? Drive less and transport fewer goods less far design more energy efficient vehicle switch to non-fossil fuel based.
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How can we reduce our oil consumption ? Drive less and transport fewer goods less far design more energy efficient vehicle switch to non-fossil fuel based technology switch fossil fuels that cause less air pollution
2. Increase efficiency CAFE Standard - Corporate Average Fuel Economy Mileage requirements for new vehicles
Current CAFE Standards 27.5 mpg for passenger automobiles 20.7 mpg for light trucks & SUVs
Actual and projected Fuel economy for new passenger vehicles by country/region, 2002 to 2022
Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Gasoline Engine Electric motor Does not need to be “plugged in” to an electrical outlet to recharge http://www.fueleconomy.gov/Feg/hybridtech.shtml
3.Non-fossil technology Electric Vehicle Electric vehicles (EVs) are propelled by an electric motor (or motors) powered by rechargeable battery packs..
Fuel Cell Vehicles FCVs are propelled by electric motors. FCVs create their own electricity. Fuel cells onboard the vehicle create electricity through a chemical process using hydrogen fuel and oxygen from the air. FCVs can be fueled with pure hydrogen gas stored onboard in high-pressure tanks Although they are not expected to reach the mass market before 2010, fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) may someday revolutionize on-road transportation.
Alternative fuel - Biofuels Biofuels: Plant or animal materials converted into gasoline substitutes
Alternative fuel: Hydrogen fuel Hydrogen (H2) is being aggressively explored as a fuel for passenger vehicles. It can be used in fuel cells to power electric motors or burned in internal combustion engines.
4. Switch to Natural gas Natural gas, emitting fewer harmful chemicals into the atmosphere than other fossil fuels, can help to mitigate some of these environmental issues such as Greenhouse Gas Emissions Smog, Air Quality and Acid Rain Industrial and Electric Generation Emissions Pollution from the Transportation Sector - Natural Gas Vehicles