The transport industry is one of the leading polluters in the world today. What technologies are being developed to create cleaner transportation and what are their advantages and disadvantages?
- Eco-transport includes electric, hybrid and hydrogen-powered cars.
- Eco-transport produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions than transport which uses fossil fuels.
- Eco-transport is expensive to develop.
- Two types of biofuels can be used in cars: biodiesel and ethanol.
Passenger cars around the world collectively burn about 1 trillion liters of fuel a year.
It's estimated that there are around 806 million cars currently in operation.
And that this number is increasing rapidly, along with the emissions they produce.
At the same time, supplies of the fossil fuels they rely on are ...
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