Alternative fuels for vehicles
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Fuels derived from resources other than petroleum that are used to power automotive engines, or any vehicular technology that does not involve solely petroleum. Gasoline and diesel fuels are gradually being replaced by alternative fuels and technologies, including natural gas, propane, ethanol, biodiesel, hydrogen, and electricity. Technological advances in the automotive industry, such as electric and hybrid-powered vehicles, are helping to increase public demand for alternative fuels (Fig. 1).
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