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    Identify and explain one type of alternative energy source for automobiles. Be sure and indicate where this technology is at in terms of being a viable alternative to fossil fuels.

    Do not use ethanol or solar energy.

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    Other vehicle technologies include hydrogen vehicles utilizing fuel cells and compressed air vehicles recharged by slow by electric compressors. However, if the production of the electricity used to recharge the vehicle or create the hydrogen is from a coal-fired power plant, the car is still using fossil fuel in the final analysis. Emissions must be calculated based upon the original source of the power, not only on how much the car generates as it runs.

    Let's look at hydrogen. Hydrogen fuel can be made in several different ways, but ...

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    The solution identifies and explains one type of alternative energy source for automobiles.