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      Background Information

    • Alternative Fuels Comparison Chart [View Resource]
    • Comparison of cars and trucks - Fuel Economy [View Resource]

      K-12 Experiments, Labs, Lesson Plans and Science Fair Projects

    • Which Fuel Source Has More Heat Energy? [View Experiment]
    • Lab: Comparison of the Energy Content of Fuels [View Experiment]
    • How do the CO2 emissions from an electric car compare to a petrol car? [View Experiment]
    • Renewable Energy Activities - Choices for Tomorrow Teacher’s Activity Guide for Middle Level Grades 6-8 [View Experiment]
    • Lesson: CO2 Closure Loop Cycle Lab series [View Experiment]
    • Lesson: Car Quest [View Experiment]

      College Experiments, Labs, Studies and Articles

    • A Cost Comparison of Fuel-Cell and Battery Electric Vehicles [View Experiment]
    • Comparison of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Gasoline and E85 [View Experiment]
    • Fuel Consumption Guide - Bill Gollan Car Sales [View Experiment]
    • Comparison of passenger vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission standards around the world [View Experiment]
    • Fuel Cell and Battery Electric Vehicles Compared [View Experiment]
    • The 21st Century Electric Car [View Experiment]
    • Making Cars 50% More Fuel Efficient by 2050 Worldwide [View Experiment]
    • Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Study [View Experiment]

      Theses and Dissertations

    • Economic and Environmental Supply of Hydrogen Fuels in Comparison with Conventional Fuels [View Thesis]
    • Effect of hydrogen induction on combustion, performance and emission behaviour of compression ignition engine using used transformer oil as a main fuel [View Thesis]

      See Also

    • Fuel Energy Content & Octane Number [View Experiment]
    • Energy Density of Fuels [View Experiment]
    Car Fuel Comparison

    Gasoline Ethanol Diesel Biodiesel Compressed air Hydrogen (internal combustion) Electric Hydrogen (Fuel cells)
    Net output for single unit of input 1.3 3.2 ≈0.25 × source of compressed air 0.9 × source of electricity 0.17 to 0.85 × source of electricity
    New Infrastructure needed to be practical Ethanol pipeline (ethanol corrodes conventional oil pipeline) compressed air stations hydrogen stations chargers in parking zones hydrogen stations
    Current state of development well developed, common Production Obstacles need to be overcome well developed, less common Production Obstacles need to be overcome well developed, uncommon Production Obstacles need to be overcome Charging time need to be overcome Technological/Production Obstacles need to be overcome

    Total chemicals emitted relative to gasoline

    Gasoline Ethanol Diesel Biodiesel Compressed air Hydrogen (internal combustion) Electric Hydrogen (Fuel cells)
    carbon dioxide 100% ≈ 100% 22% Depends on source of compressed air Depends on source of electricity Depends on source of electricity Depends on source of electricity
    carbon monoxide 100% < 100% 50% Depends on source of compressed air Depends on source of electricity Depends on source of electricity Depends on source of electricity
    benzofluoranthene 100% 44% Depends on source of compressed air Depends on source of electricity Depends on source of electricity Depends on source of electricity

    Source: Wikipedia (All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License and Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.)




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