The number of people, who enthusiastically want to use the alternative fuelled cars, is growing swiftly and in actual fact people have started preferring it. There are several reasons behind using alternative fuel technology in cars and cost of petroleum and threat to environment and climate change are few of several other reasons. Sensing the growing demands, car makers have also started producing hybrid cars which are run on the alternative fuels like Hydrogen, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Solar Energy, Battery-Electric, Biodiesel, Liquid Nitrogen Gas, and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).
Though people are using the alternative fuelled cars but there are also several challenges which users face. All the alternative fuels have some deficiencies and this is why people face troubles in using such fuels. An electric car is quite and costs less but it can not travel long distance without recharging it and it may create trouble. Another example is ethanol, which is not transportable through pipeline and costs much when it is transported by trucks or other methods.
Alternative fueled cars good for environments but this feature can not help them in attracting the customers and there are a number of issues which needs to be resolved. The Technology is not fully formed yet, inconvenient and initially costs much to the customers. People hesitate from buying these cars, when they see that existing customers are suffering due to faults and inconveniences of these cars. Seeing the trend of customers, car companies are also not taking more steps in this regard and producing minimum number of cars. A number of steps are yet to be taken by the companies and policy makers to promote use of alternative fueled cars which is indeed a better option.
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