CHALLENGES

Transportation, the life's blood of our economy, runs predominantly on petroleum. That's a growing problem for several reasons: competition, supplies, costs, and climate changes. Yet we still need to move and grow. Rethinking fuels and the engines that use them is now the job of researchers, manufacturers, investors, government - and consumers. So what fuels are now in the pipeline?

Cars ++

Courtesy of Mercury, Toyota, Audi and Ford

Planes, trains and automobiles?  Yes, and buses, bikes and blimps.  All of the above!  They carry us three thousand miles "from sea to shining sea." Through big gulps of still-open space.  Room for solitude.  And suburbs.  And commuting. 


That's transit in the U.S.A.   But the big romance in transit is the automobile.  It plays a major part in the shifting energy paradigm, as inexpensive gasoline, looked on by many as an American birthright, becomes more expensive in a more competitive world.  


 

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The Chevy Bolt: 200 Miles per charge - Washington Auto Show '16

Photo Courtesy of AutoWeek.com

 

Pure electric! A 17.1 kWh battery storage capacity? $30,000 price tag? Auto show consumers say, "Build it!"

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