Title: Alternative fuels and power systems: an introduction

Authors: P. Moriarty

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Monash University, Caulfield Campus, PO Box 197, Caulfield East, 3145, Australia

Abstract: Alternatives to the petroleum-fuelled internal combustion engine have only prospered when concerns about oil availability were high. No single alternative has recommended itself as an obvious solution for all countries, since different countries may not only rank the problems differently, but vary in resources on which to base alternatives. Further, both resources and environmental priorities may change over time, as, for example, air pollution has replaced oil availability as the major problem. It is thus clear that from a global viewpoint, a wide range of alternatives will need to be investigated, some for immediate or near future application, others as long-term possibilities.

Keywords: alcohol fuels; electric vehicles; history; alternative fuels; oil availability; alternative fuel selection; air pollution.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.1996.061882

International Journal of Vehicle Design, 1996 Vol.17 No.5/6, pp.505 - 509

Available online: 28 May 2014 *

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