Resources, Research, Tax Credits & Technology
By Lori Weaver, About.com Guide
- Environmental Impacts
- Development, Technology & Politics
- Tax Credits, Incentives and Financial Considerations
- Research and Trends
- Facts and Quizzes
- General Alternative Fuel Vehicle Repair & General Maintenance Guide
- Hybrid Vehicle Basics and Maintenance
- Natural Gas & Propane Vehicle Basics and Maintenance
- Biodiesel & Diesel Basics and Maintenance Issues
Learn how alternative fuels can reduce exhaust emissions and slow the depletion of the earth's resources.
- Environmental Concerns Over Natural Gas Extraction
- Take Five to Save Fuel
- Do Alternative Fuels Make a Difference?
- Top 10 Reasons to Switch to Alternative Fuels
- Making the Switch: It's Easier Than You Might Think
- Global Warming: Be Part of the Solution
Development, Technology & Politics
Learn more about the latest technologies in alternative fuels, plus the policies and laws that affect their growth and development.
- Lithium Ion Battery Development
- What is Cylinder Deactivation?
- Cost Factors that Affect Alternative Fuels
- What is a Fuel Cell?
Tax Credits, Incentives and Financial Considerations
Learn more about the available tax credits, incentives and financial aspects of buying decisions when planning an alternative fuel vehicle purchase.
- Alternative Fuel Federal Incentives & Tax Credits
- Tax Credits for Hybrids
- The Real Savings of an Alt Fuel Vehicle
- Take the Automotive Quotient Quiz
Explore definitions and glossary terms that relate to alternative fuels.
Research and Trends
Search here for consumer surveys, industry research and market trends on hybrid cars and alternative fuels.
- Aftermarket Costs Are Obstacles to Electric Cars
- Hybrids Favored Over EVs - Consumers Want a Plan B
- Hybrids Give Boost to Upward Sales Trends
- GfK Custom Research Finds Fuel Economy Top Reason for Hybrid Purchase
- Hybrids Dominate EPA's List of Top 10 Fuel Efficient Cars
Facts and Quizzes
Check out these quick facts on alternative energy, and quiz yourself on your knowledge of biofuels and green energy.
- Five Quick Facts About Clean Diesel
- Five Quick Facts About Propane Vehicles
- Five Quick Facts About Hybrid Vehicles
- Five Quick Facts About Electric Vehicles
- Five Quick Facts About PZEVs
- Five Quick Facts About Compressed Natural Gas
- Five Quick Facts About Biomass
- Five Quick Facts About Propane
- Five Quick Facts About Algae as a Fuel
- Five Quick Facts About Solar Energy
- Five Quick Facts About Biodiesel
- Quiz Yourself on Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Facts
- Quiz Yourself on Biodiesel Facts
- Quiz Yourself on Natural Gas Facts
- Quiz Yourself on Ethanol Facts
- Quick Questions on Algae Biofuels
General Alternative Fuel Vehicle Repair & General Maintenance Guide
All vehicles require regular maintenance. Find out what sets alternative fuel vehicle maintenance apart.
Hybrid Vehicle Basics and Maintenance
Here's where you'll find answers to questions about routine hybrid vehicle maintenance to battery replacement and safety.
Natural Gas & Propane Vehicle Basics and Maintenance
Learn how to keep a natural gas or propane vehicle running its best.
Biodiesel & Diesel Basics and Maintenance Issues
It's the nature of the fuel--diesel vehicles require a different kind of maintenance. Be aware of these issues.