Alternative Fuels

Advantages of hybrid and co. Still, the majority of German car drivers rely on petrol or diesel. According to the ADAC, over 40 million cars have conventional internal combustion engines at the beginning of the year 2011. As the prices of the fuels but always continue to rise, many German citizens about alternatives to think. The vehicle Portal auto.de informs about the competition from gasoline and diesel. The hybrid car in Germany is experiencing strong growth. Within a year, the number of vehicles using a combination of internal combustion engine and electric motor to 30 percent increased to well 37,000.

However, only about 2,300 electric cars on German roads were at the beginning of the year according to ADAC. More advocate has natural gas the fuel alternative. You characterized not only by its eco-friendliness, but is also relatively inexpensive. The corresponding excise rate is lower than the rate for gasoline and will be valid until at least 2018. About 71.500 vehicles powered by natural gas were registered at the date of the ADAC survey. The Disadvantage of natural gas: there are nationwide only about 900 service stations, of which about a quarter is not public. The network for the supply of liquefied gas is better: in Germany, more than 6,000 gas stations offer the fuel. Beginning of 2011 were reported around 419.000 cars powered by LPG, and rising.

The inventory of vehicles fuelled with LPG increased more than tenfold in the last six years. This development is primarily attributable to the favorable price and lower carbon dioxide emissions. More information: magazine /… University Service GmbH Lisa Neumann

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