What Power Plant Should You Be Driving?

With the push for renewable energy and better fuel efficiency, there is a slew of fuel and power options to drive your vehicle. From the classic gasoline internal combustion engine that we are all familiar with, to the less popular hydrogen fuel cell and everything in between, new technologies are pushing the envelope in terms of how we get from A to B. Each option comes with its own set of pros and cons that we will cover so you, the customer, are familiarized with each and can make the right fuel choice for you.

Our first option is by far the most popular and has been used pretty well since the first car rolled onto the streets.

Gasoline

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I won’t spend too much time telling you what you already know since gasoline is by far the most common fuel in use on our roads today, and has been for the last century. The petrol is burned in the cylinder of the internal combustion engine (ICE), creating a continuous series of controlled explosion that drive the pistons. While the efficiency of ICEs has come along by leaps and bounds, they still emit greenhouse gasses when in use, making them a notable burden to the environment. On top of the ecological cost to driving a gas powered car, fuel prices have been on a steady incline since the 80s, meaning the savings from a more efficient engine may be soaked up by the rising gas prices before the vehicle is paid off.

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