Fuel: Petrol, Diesel and the Alternatives

Fuel: Petrol, Diesel and the Alternatives

Although petrol and diesel are the most commonly used types of fuel used in cars today, the increasingly high prices found at the pumps and the mounting concerns about the damage that fossil fuels can do to the environment, has led many people to start looking for an alternative.

In this section, you'll find a guide to the variety of ways that you can power your car, from the 'standard' fuels of petrol and diesel, to the wide range of new energy options, including biodiesel, ethanol, Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG), hybrid cars and even solar power.

Petrol
The most common type of fuel used in cars today ...
Diesel
Diesel-powered cars can be over 30% more efficient than petrol-driven models, but may release more harmful emissions leading to ozone smog ...
Alternative Fuel
Find out about cleaner, more efficient fuels, including ethanol, hydrogen, electricity, Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG), along with fuel cells and hybrid cars ...