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JT

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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2007 11:01:10 PM

What will be the next best automobile alternative to petroleum?
Hydrogen fuel cells
Biofuels
Electric (battery)
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)
Don't know/No opinion

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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QueenMother
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2009 6:25:34 AM

Hydrogen fuel cells.
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rjr54
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2009 3:06:11 PM

Electric. Plug in every night, drive by the gas station every day.
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gasman14
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2008 9:50:23 AM

Hydrogen fuel cells
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gasman14
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2008 6:44:57 PM

Biofuels
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2008 11:49:09 PM

Either Hydro Fuel Cells or Electricity
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moremissions200
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2008 11:44:08 PM

electric
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Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2008 11:39:52 PM

People the cost of Hydrogen is barely better than gas at this juncture... it will take years to make hydrogen readily available.

Electric is the most advanced at this time.
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Blubberpuppy
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2008 11:07:55 AM

Bio-fuels and electric are going to grow in the market in the near future. Hydrogen would be nice as the long term solution.
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in_orbit
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2008 8:38:31 AM

Hydrogen fuel cells
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narcar1973
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2008 2:43:20 PM

Hydrogen seems to be a good idea.
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2008 12:14:20 AM

I'm not too sure but I'm thinking either Hydrogen fuel cells or Electricity
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EagleEye16
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2008 9:24:51 AM

I don't have the answer myself, but I surely hope that some bright minds are working on a viable solution.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2008 9:50:46 PM

Hydrogen fuel cells
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2008 9:50:31 PM

It would probably be best if we could get the Hydrogen fuel cells going efficiently but more likely will be electric.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2008 9:50:15 PM

Hydrogen fuel cells are great as soon as you can figure out a way to produce hydrogen without using fossil fuels
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2008 9:49:55 PM

Hydrogen fuel cells
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2008 9:49:39 PM

Hydrogen is the best alternative.
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nyuknyuk49
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2008 5:56:55 AM

electric
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gasisoutrageous
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2008 5:07:19 AM

t would be awesome to see some hydrogen fuel cell cars.
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MnSwede
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2008 1:27:56 PM

Who really knows. Lots of opinions and quick answers, but very little thoughtful substantive analysis.
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Winoscientist
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2008 12:26:00 PM

1) Nuclear powered cars - Just waiting for the Ford Plutonia and Chevy Criticool Mass to come off the assembly lines.

2) New Electric Cars with 500 mile spools of extension cord - no need to re-charge!
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Dorkchop
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Message Posted: May 29, 2008 9:45:06 AM

Electric, followed by bio-fuels.
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2008 9:22:06 AM

Not sure but probably Electric
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Guido4
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2008 6:01:13 AM

Electric (battery)
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throttle
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2008 3:15:24 PM

Don't know...they all have problems.
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azcarman
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2008 7:07:44 AM

biofuels
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2008 7:03:14 AM

Hydro Fuel Cells or Electric
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greencleaner
Sophomore Author Baltimore

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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2008 11:33:41 AM

electric battery ( there is a new battery coming on the market soon it gets ten times the power of regular batteries ) example ( labtop battery 4 hours of power ) new labtop battery 40 hours of power on a single charge
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bow22ler
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2008 6:20:27 AM

hydrogen
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centmizer
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2008 7:16:32 PM

Another alternative that is being produced in India is the Air Car.
It's driven by compressed air. The Air Car
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Guido4
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2008 5:47:32 AM

Biofuels
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Dizzy1
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2008 12:15:25 AM

What is the matter people? You just don't get it, do you. The answer is obvious. It is not hydrogen fuel cells. They are much too dangerous. Have an accident and you blow up a whole city block! They don't let you take a camper through the tunnels in New York because of the propane, and for good reason. Do you think they will let you take a fuel cell vehicle? biofuels should be outlawed because the burning of food should be outlawed and that is what biofuels are. Electric is ridiculous except for short trips. LPG, LNG, CNG, see comments on fuel cells. The answer is obvious, and no one has guessed it from October to this date. The answer is COAL! Powdered coal run in a diesel. It works. You just have to think of a way of getting it in there.
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2008 9:23:19 PM

I'm not too sure but I'm thinking either Hydrogen Fuel Cells or Electric
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oilpan4
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2007 3:50:15 AM

Most people think hydrogen, where is the hydrogen going to come from?
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Guido4
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2007 5:41:04 AM

Biofuels
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Guido4
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2007 6:11:55 AM

Hydrogen fuel cells
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santafe18
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2007 2:13:07 AM

They have recently found a way to burn salt water and it is almost 80% efficient. I'm putting my money down on that.
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throttle
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2007 8:18:05 AM

Wake up, people! Our country's electrical distribution grid is already strained and people are reacting to new distrution line proposals with "not in my back yard" responses. So exactly where is all this electicity to power cars, or to produce hydrogen for fuel cells, going to come from?
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2007 9:09:32 PM

Either Hydro Fuel Cells or Electricity
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gr8fuldad
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2007 1:20:06 PM

Jimmy Fallon on SNL's Weekend Update had a great joke about this. The news item was that scientists had developed a car that ran on macadamia nuts (or some derivative or processed byproduct thereof). He very tongue-in-cheek pointed out how encouraging that was considering that an 8 oz. jar of macadamia nuts costs like $4. He then said, "Yeah, I have a great idea for a car that runs on bald eagle heads and faberge eggs!" Makes me laugh whenever I hear about the alternative fuel concept. Just thought I'd share.
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Guido4
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2007 9:29:14 AM

Hydrogen fuel cells
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mongocat
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2007 8:39:07 AM

electric
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Guido4
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2007 7:54:54 AM

Hydrogen fuel cells
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nyuknyuk49
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2007 5:43:01 AM

don't know
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Guido4
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2007 5:36:41 AM

Hydrogen fuel
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DukeCityMan
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2007 3:14:12 PM

I was thinking about an experiment I did about 20 years ago. I put about an ounce of gasoline into a test tube that had a valve on it that could be shut off. I applied heat from a bunsen burner to the bottom of the tube and let the gasoline come to a boil. The vapors produced by the gasoline burned quite a long time with a respectable flame coming from the exit side of the valve. A carburetor like this would run in the convention manner until the exhaust flow or engine heat (or both) that could heat a small amount of gasoline in a small chamber, vaporize it, then feed it to the engine through the carburetor (of course cutting off the liquid gas flow). This type of fuel delivery would produce little in the way of emissions and seems like 100+ miles to the gallon would be very achievable, even in a large vehicle. We would be able to produce plenty of oil here in the US to supply our needs if a carb like this were made available. Is there a thought as to why this wouldn't work (except for the greed of the oil companies)?
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2007 7:27:37 PM

Hydrogen fuel cells
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2007 7:27:23 PM

It would probably be best if we could get the Hydrogen fuel cells going efficiently but more likely will be electric.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2007 7:26:15 PM

Hydrogen fuel cells are great as soon as you can figure out a way to produce hydrogen without using fossil fuels
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2007 7:25:42 PM

Hydrogen fuel cells
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