- Alternative Fuel Vehicles AFV runs on at least one alternative fuel and there are more than a dozen alternative fuels under production and development
- There are 3 types of electric vehicle (EV): all-electric (electric motor powered by electricity stored in battery), plug-in electric (charged externally from the electric grid and as well runs on gasoline) and hybrid electric (charged by internal combustion engine as well runs on gasoline)
- There are more than 10,160 alternative fuel stations across the country
- Twenty percent of all new buses run on natural gas
- Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles have the potential to revolutionize our transportation system
- The very first demonstration of bio-fuel was done in 1900 World Exhibition in Paris by Rudolf Diesel – inventor of diesel engine.
- There are 270,000 propane (liquefied petroleum gas) vehicles in U.S. and 10 million worldwide.
- Algae-based bio-fuels (still under research) have the potential to replace up to 17 percent of the oil the U.S. imports for transportation.
- Electric vehicle is not a new technology but was used in some of the first automobiles that were built