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Alternative Fuels

​​​Biodiesel is a cleaner burning diesel fuel made from natural renewable resources such as soy bean oil. The use of biodiesel can significantly reduce emissions, is biodegradable, is safer to transport and is a renewable source of fuel.

​​​CNG is natural gas compressed into high-pressure cylinders and used as an environmentally friendly fuel. CNG vehicles show an average of 80% reduction in emissions compared to gasoline vehicles. The cost of CNG is typically less than that of unleaded fuel.

​​E-85 is used by "flex-fuel" vehicles. It is comprised of 85% ethanol -- an alcohol-based fuel made from corn, sugar cane and other renewable resources -- and 15% gasoline. Use of E-85 will typically reduce emissions by 35% when compared to use of unleaded fuel.

​​A hybrid is a vehicle that uses two or more power sources. Most hybrids operate on a combination of a combustion engine, a battery and an electric motor. Due to the use of the electric motor, hybrid vehicles get significantly better gas mileage than a conventional combustion engine; this saves fuel and reduces emissions.

​​​PHEVs are hybrid vehicles with additional batteries that can be charged by plugging into an electric power source. PHEVs can run entirely on battery power longer than a typical hybrid vehicle, increasing fuel efficiency and reducing vehicle emissions.

​​​EVs have batteries that can be charged by plugging into an electric power source. EVs run entirely on battery power and produce no direct vehicle emissions.

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