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JT
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2012 11:01:00 PM

Other than gasoline or diesel, what automotive power source will be most common 10 years from now?
Natural gas
Pure electric
Biofuels (ethanol, etc.)
Hydrogen
Other

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123Bucks
Sophomore Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2013 12:02:07 PM

Natural gas.
snirt
Champion Author Anchorage

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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2013 11:45:59 PM

Hydrogen
BlackJack21
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Message Posted: May 24, 2013 8:12:14 PM

Hydrogen is the most plentiful element in the universe.
2308Boothbay
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 7:58:14 AM

Most likely Natural Gas because Electricity can in the future become obsolete.
jdevlin
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 7:45:15 AM

it will be combination electric.
achung53
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 9:55:27 AM

Natural gas
sonicmustang
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 3:35:44 AM

Hydrogen
achung53
Veteran Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 10:12:34 AM

Natural gas
coffeebrake1015
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 4:23:52 PM

natural gas.
veee8
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 7:46:48 PM

Sorry for the bad link on solar cars, can't line, simply Google "Solar panel paint on cars, National Geographic.



[Edited by: veee8 at 11/13/2012 8:52:06 PM EST]
veee8
Rookie Author Hartford

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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 7:39:47 PM

They are experimenting now with cars that are painted in a solar panel paint, and I think this will be the wave of the future.
/news/2005/01/0114_050114_solarplastic.html

[Edited by: veee8 at 11/13/2012 8:44:08 PM EST]
artsyviolet
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 5:37:37 PM

I gues a hybrid of electric and gas
pricewar
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2012 2:08:39 AM

Ng
NakedDriver
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2012 11:25:18 AM

ə natural gas. still a fossil fuel, but a cleaner one, and requiring less work to produce. ə
MaxGasUp
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 9:23:17 AM

Biofuels from algae.
HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 6:51:36 AM

COAL
tailpipeFL
All-Star Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 2:41:53 PM

You will use wind and solar and obama will give you a phone also.
Gerry1956
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 12:43:37 PM

Pig manure meathane gas
NakedDriver
Champion Author Des Moines

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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2012 1:10:22 AM

ə no idea, natural gas was my choice. ə
gizmojoe
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 12:14:33 PM

natural gas
SSchmidty
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 6:34:05 AM

this will be our country's "natural choice" ... we have tons of the stuff, american-owned suppliers; NOT a difficult conversion from pig-oil energy fueled cars.
KELLIE061563
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 8:59:19 AM

I believe it will be other. Solar panels are becomming more and more popular and they are updating the quality contantly. It will on be a matter of time that the roof of a car will be a solar panel.
gizmojoe
Veteran Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 8:05:44 PM

solar
AmIhere_43
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 7:05:50 PM

hydrogen, we are about 5 years from perfecting it, big gas is pushing us with their greed
pumpernickel2011
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 9:37:25 PM

hopefully natural gas or electric or solar!!
Solar would be the best use of renewable resources.
navret
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 1:54:45 PM

I think solar would be a good alternative. The use of the ultimate natural resource.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 4:32:22 PM

electric
HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 5:02:02 PM

coal
Keelymvb
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 12:33:33 PM

electric
Banuchie05
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 11:42:05 AM

electric
GasMonc
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2012 11:13:44 PM

Serious problem with natural gas: the way they get it. They get it by "fracking" or fracturing. That is pumping chemicals or seawater into strata deep underground which is causing earthquakes and destroying water tables. Anyone who is concerned their home won't collapse into a 30 foot sink hole should be concerned. Anyone who farms or gets their water from the ground or knows that when the water stops getting pumped in and filtered and we'll have to get our water from the ground again should be nervous. Anyone in even a mild earthquake zone with nuclear power plants should be scared out of their wits. Natural gas is a no go as long as it is obtained via fracturing.

How will they think of destroying our air, land, sea, food, water and country next? Enough is enough already.

[Edited by: GasMonc at 10/3/2012 12:17:28 AM EST]
X1962X
Sophomore Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2012 4:07:36 PM

Bio fuels and solar Hybrid.
kerryllr
Veteran Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2012 6:18:25 AM

I think electric - but I would like solar power. Very cheap to use.
hoghead55
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2012 2:58:19 PM

Bio-fuels
jblanken11
Rookie Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2012 7:08:40 AM

If we're smart it'll be natural gas , the perfect "bridge" fuel. 90% cleaner than gasoline and naturally abundant right here in North America it can solve several current problems quickly and get us through to the next technological breakthroughs that can really power our future.
Watchoutthere
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 9:28:50 PM

Natural gas
TwinMN
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 6:52:40 PM

Maybe Water
bulldog6236
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 5:33:47 PM

bio-fuels
bloonfoot
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 1:21:18 AM

SammyAdams,
what ARE you talking about? On second thought...it sounds like you're propounding some kind of conspiracy theory which would be better taken to a forum that deals with that sort of thing.

Related to the current topic, gasoline will probably still be the primary source of powering cars, but this was asking what other would likely be most common., something that many have offered opinions on. As to freedom...for the purposes of this forum, I'd sure like to have freedom from the clutches of Big Oil, and I'm sure I'm not alone in that.
SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 10:58:26 PM

If we are smart enough to ignore the propaganda and elect a Constitutional Congress, we can then (and only then) begin the arduous task of throwing off the shackles of "big brother" and rebuild the concepts of FREEDOM that our founders gave to US.

Then there might be a chance that the private use of automobiles will remain. At that point, the use of fossil fuels will probably still be the dominate fuel ten years from now.
SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 10:42:54 PM

That's a very optimistic outlook that presupposes that the individual will still have private ownership of automobiles.
Rocksnobster
Champion Author Albany

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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 9:25:47 PM

THEY told me not to worry about it and to go back to sleep.
bloonfoot
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 6:50:24 PM

Yesterday around 9:35am I asked 125MPDay for more info on the "TRUE FUEL CELL" he mentioned in his earlier post. Sorry he hasn't responded, because it raised more questions than answers when I googled it. Hope he's still paying attention to this forum. It would be super if it worked...just not clear how it could.
orangecrush35
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 5:37:56 PM

electric cars
Pizzaslut
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 4:29:22 PM

Land sailing.
mvoth1
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 3:53:23 PM

Immediately it will be NAT. Gas for Big Trucks. Technology for this has been here since the 1960's, used it in farm pickups/trucks and tractors.
Go to Better Place.com and see how Denmark, Israel, and Australia have used the electric battery switchout in 1 minute technology.
New York City is/will be very soon using this tech for their Metro Buses.
It is my understanding that you lease the battery and buy the car.
Car cost is way under gas cars of today. While you are leasing the battery you would stop into a service center, much like the old full service gas stations. Hop on a lift and drive away in a minute.
Where do they make the batteries, Michigan of course..
Why hasn't it started already? Power Grid needs to be rebuilt or Brand New one put in its place. Jobs!
Obstacle, Big Oil and their lobbyists and the gas car industry and their lobbyists. Maybe things will change with a new congress? Then maybe again elephants will fly. Self-interest and greed rules in the market place. Unless WE change.
zacksnanny
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 3:23:56 PM

Natural gas
CPGas1815
Champion Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 3:15:30 PM

Bio fuels is my choice.
pkhdonovan
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 2:39:11 PM

I have no idea
SuperMoto
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 1:34:18 PM

Other! I don't think electric cars will catch on so I'm not sure.
strtrcr1982
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 1:00:43 PM

Not sure.
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