The latest technological advancements in the automobile industry not only reflect on how far we have come, but also accentuate what opportunities are on the horizon. We are driving safer and more fuel-efficient cars that run better and last longer with less maintenance. At the same time, we are on the brink of experiencing something many could not have imagined even 20 or 30 years ago-the multitude of automobile engine types and power choices.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), nearly every automobile manufacturer is working on an alternative fuel option. These choices will come in the form of traditional hydrocarbons (gas or diesel) or alternative fuels, such as electric, the varying degrees of hybrids, or the latest, hydrogen.