- Hybrids, Electric & Alternate Energy Vehicles
Are we ready to leave behind the gasoline?
For a long time, in specific m human believed to be advancing technologically although this will involve pollution and in part the decline of our planet. The business was blinded to human care for the place where we live.
Major industries did not stop its production of combustion engines and processes involving gas emissions even when since 1896 is wise to fossil fuels could lead to or accelerate the warming of the Earth
It took decades to make people start has invest time and resources on the planet that we live not only in companies that were responsible for feeding them.
Until the Decade of the 80´s will finally accept that the climate on Earth was most high who in 1880, also settled for the first time climate change-themed panels without mentioning that you discussed a theory of gases with greenhouse effect, something that never happened.
At the end of the first decade of the new millennium the things came to a climax. Finally, after more than 100 years of automotive industry automotive companies have chosen to make available a that at first glance it seems viable to prevent continuing deterioration of the environment, we are talking about hybrid cars and fully electric.
It is necessary to mention that electric car technology as well as the motrores of alternative fuels are not a few years here, there are records of electric cars in 1898 and hybrids since 1896, was in fact the main idea until the cars will operate with combustion engine.
However, as discussed at the beginning, the great ideas were silenced and displaced by an industry that saw a great deal in the idea of Henry Ford to have a car with freedom of mobility in small towns and rural areas, which was achieved with a car which included combustion engine, ease of filling fuel was more feasible by that was easy to get oil derivatives.
Interests by a gas station industry grew too much to let her go so from there the alternatives were always displaced no matter the ecological benefit.
5, 4 petroleum
23.3 natural gas
13, 8 nuclear
Is electricity really the best option?
It is quite unfortunate to say that electricity might not be the best option to stop polluting media to generate are usually or most polluting and non-renewable, not to mention the accumulators and batteries at the end of its life time become waste to the same happens with solar energy that discarded their panels to the end of its useful life if to this we add that the need for energy continues to rise by the increase in population the quantity of waste is huge back.
The electric car is not the only alternative because there are different types of biofuels that could well represent a viable alternative.
Biofuels contain components derived from biomass, i.e., recently living organisms or their metabolic wastes. The current biocomposites usually come from sugar, wheat, corn or oilseed. All eelos reduce the total volume of CO2 that is emitted into the atmosphere, since they absorb it as they grow and emit almost the same amount of energy than conventional fuels when burned. Due to the current application simultaneously of component technologies in engines of vehicles that are manufactured in the majority of countries, the biocomposites are often mixed with the fuel in small portions, 5 or 10% providing a useful but limited greenhouse gas reduction
We must not pass the engine of hydrogen. A story about an inventor that in 1970 there is development an engine of hydrogen, the name of the man was Arturo Estévez Varela, came out in all the media showing a motorcycle driven by hydrogen generated from a water tank before a notary in Seville. Arthur donated his invention and patent to the Spanish State. However, in the Office of patents and trademarks of the Ministry of industry Spanish there is no reference to Arturo Estévez 'motor of water'. After a period of great activity with presentations by all Spain and frequent appearance in newspapers, Arturo Estévez disappeared of the scene published without a trace.
Currently a variety of companies are already working and they have already developed an engine of hydrogen. (BMW, Nissan, Honda, Toyota, Mercedes ETC)
Unfortunately motor of hydrogen has tail stepped on him it is not something that is easily found in nature and the methods of production would compete to the hydrogen directly with fuels, another problem is that the hydrogen produces less energy per unit volume, that means that tanks would need large inside cars to you have the same autonomy of existing fuels.
We have already reviewed several options for although not stop polluting completely if to reduce our waste.
Ourselves we'll decide whether to continue waiting for our home to become our Tomb or act.