Sunday, December 09, 2007

The green technologies of 2008

The truth is that alternative fuel vehicles have been in the market for a while. The forseeable petrol crisis in the future is likely to encourage production and use of such vehicles so many automotive giants are investing time and money to get them on the market first.

The scientific fight is over two types of technologies:
  1. Plug-in hybrids (cars that get charged on a special plug and run a little further with the help of a back up diesel-powered generator)

  2. Fuel cell, using hydrogen and emmiting water. They tend to be more expensive to make.

Whatever goes it is certain that alternative fuel is here to stay. Seems that the corporates are all dabling with both technologies undecided but trying to stay in the game. Ford Motor Co., General Motors Corp and Toyota Motor Corp are all doing it.

Which technology and which company is it going to win though?


GM and Toyota are more likely to respond faster to the increasing demand of environmentally friendly cars.

The two giants are currently racing for the tile of world's largest automaker.

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