Petrol, Diesel or Hybrid?

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  1. pmaitra

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    Petrol, Diesel or Hybrid?



    Should GoI adopt an official policy of favouring any particular type of fuel? If yes, what should it be? Why? What could be the impact on the economy and environment?
     
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  3. ashicjose

    ashicjose Regular Member

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    Choose bio-fuel
    http://blog.sigsiv.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/kumarakam-059.jpg
    these kinds of green weed, its called african payal in kerala causing problems for fishing and transportation.It has a ability to multiply in short time GOV and public tried hard to get rid of them but never succeeded.If the GOV think converting this to bio-fuel it will be a very cheap alternative for the hydrocarbon.
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    check this .... http://blog.sigsiv.com/2008/04/cruising-the-backwaters-of-kerala.html
     
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    Unless we have energy produced from nuclear reactors I wouldn't suggest Hybrids in India. Perhaps the electricity used by hybrids to run 100 kilometres would generate more pollution that it would produce by burning petrol.

    Right now, I feel with the current technology in CRDI, diesel vehicles are less polluting. I think govt. should hike the diesel prices and favor it since it provides the maximum mileage. At the same time make better roads and decongest the roads to reduce fuel consumption and pollution.
     
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    Although not included in the OP, we could also discuss a bit about LPG and CNG. I do not have much knowledge about this. Perhaps someone could shed some light?
     
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    ^^ Government is actively discouraging CNG because they don't make money of it.
     
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    Hybrid is the future. Indian govt should abolish tax on hybrid cars so that masses can afford it.
     
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    Electric is the future............in coming days hydrocarbon going to be very expensive and the electricity produced from the solar ,wind,nuclear and ocean currents going to be the future source of the electricity.
    And going for the Bio-fuel will keep the Earth clean.
     
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    We are talking about India:taunt::taunt:
     
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    I would still like to see someone finish the miniturisation of hydrogen fuel cells. Running a car on water is badass.
     
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    Ooops......India not in Earth ?:shocked:
     
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    Hydrogen cars not in the reach of common man dear and there is always a chance of accident.
     
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    If someone would mass produce fuel cells it would lower the cost for common man dear. India could take the initiative since the biggest draw back is below freezing conditions... not going to find that much. Chance of accident is less than other vehicles if you have a secure tank. It is much less flammable than petrol and failure of batteries. If not fuel cells then nuclear power should be wide spread powering electric vehicles. France is taking this initiative.
     
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    DD spot on. Nuclear power is the only abundantly available source. Electric cars are the future : Instant Max torque. High efficiency due to very few contact moving parts. All wheel independent drive. The benefits are unlimited. It is a pity that GOI does not support small companies like Reva. Instead waste money and keep sending royalty to Japan.
     
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    \yes on earth but not in EU or western world
     
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    AshicJose, I agree, electric might be the future, but probably not the near future. It will take some time to make pure electric cars that can travel long distances, and build quick charging stations all over the country like petrol pumps, so that, people can make small stops to recharge instead of having to stop for 8 hours to charge. Therefore, BlackWater has a valid point. We need hybrids, so that petrol can take over when the battery runs out of juice.
     
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