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Alternative fuels are steadily witnessing a rise in the automobile world and one can expect that they will envelope the existing fuel options in the coming future. There are several reasons why the alternative fuels have become a rage among the automobile makers. The rising prices of the existing fuel options as well as limited reserve of fossil fuel are the most recognised reasons for the rise in innovation of alternative energy sources. Petroleum oriented fuels like petrol, diesel and gasoline are depleting in their reserves. With the increasing number of petrol and diesel driven vehicles on the roads, the prospective of existence of these fuels seems grim.
This is the reason why petrol, diesel and other such depleting fuels are spiking in their prices. The spiked prices have brought in the existence of hybrid vehicles. These hybrid vehicles not only provide the scope of introduction of alternative fuel sources in the automobile industry but also initiate the decline of the vehicles running on conventional fuels. The cost savvy nature of the vehicles running on such new age fuel options is not just limited to the fuel prices. The taxes which are incurred by the vehicles which employ these alternate energy sources by the concerned authorities are also relaxed to a certain extent.
In fact, most of the major economies, in their effort to promote these automobiles running on eco friendly fuels, have already introduced reduced taxes on hybrid vehicles. Besides the taxes and lowered fuel prices, the insurance on such vehicles is also much desirable. Another advantage of using vehicles running on alternative fuel sources is the prospect of running the vehicle for free. This might sound very naive and some might even think it to be impractical; but development of vehicles running on fuels like solar energy, wind power, etc seek energy from things which have an eternal supply and hence they only cost involved is on the mechanism to harness this unlimited energy.
The maintenance of these vehicles which run on hybrid power or on substitute energy is also simply and all one needs to know about is how does solar power works or the substitute power works. The internet has become an able tool to acquire complete knowledge of the way their alternate fuel driven vehicle runs. The only problem which seems to crop up in our minds while mulling over the usage of these vehicles is the scarcity of refilling points where these substitute fuels can be refilled.
While those vehicles which work on omnipresent source of energy like solar power or wind energy may not result in cropping up of these problems; other substitute fuels like hydrogen and coal may need to be refilled time and again. Those vehicles which work on electric generation using coal and hydrogen have very fragile infrastructure for refilling even in the major cities, let alone the remote places. Hence, a certain period of time is required to be elapsed and in the meanwhile the hybrid vehicles which can run on alternative and conventional fuels can play their role.