Change is afoot in the transportation industry. As the fossil fuels that currently power most cars, trucks, buses, airplanes and other forms of transportation become more scarce, more expensive and develop a bad name for sullying and even destroying the environment, there has been a noticeable shift in alternative fuels impact. The focus of the transportation industry is turning towards using more advanced vehicles powered by renewable energy and alternative fuels like biofuels, natural gas, electricity, and hydrogen. Such changes will have a dramatic impact on the transportation industry.
The transportation industry has begun a slow, steady change towards the more widespread use of cleaner fuels like natural gas, hydrogen, and electricity. This has shown the potential to eliminate much of the toxic emissions released into the atmosphere by many forms of transportation. Soon a bus or car idling won’t be releasing toxic gasses as the transportation industry moves towards fuels that help create a greener, cleaner, environment. This embracing of cleaner fuels in the transportation industry will have a significant impact because billions of people travel every day, and we’re seeing that start right here in the Rogue Valley as RVTD and Rogue Shred have moved their fleets toward LNG fuel.
The move towards alternative fuels will also lead to a great deal of innovation in the transportation industry. From large firms experimenting with electrical and hydrogen-powered vehicles to budding engineers in their garages figuring out how to power their cars with waste cooking oil, change is already beginning to take place. Eventually, it will lead to many new and better forms of transportation coming into widespread use. While these technologies may initially cost more, not only will they save gas, over time they will be safer, quieter and better.
Aviation Industry Changes
Another form of transportation that will be impacted by the change to alternative forms of fuel is the aviation industry. While people may think of a car idling when the picture the impact of new fuels, these changes will also have a significant impact on aviation. New, cleaner, fuels will also lead to quieter airplane engines and improved fuel efficiency for airplanes as well. Several companies in Europe, India and the United States are already experimenting with alternatives to traditional airplane fuels as well as new aviation technology that will use less energy, make less noise and release fewer dangerous emissions.
The Big Picture
The switch to alternative fuels will do more than save gas and make the idle car seem less of an environmental threat. It will transform the transportation industry and lead to far-reaching changes in the way billions of people travel locally and internationally and the impact that has on the environment. With the rise in the demand for lower emission vehicles powered by hydrogen, biofuels, and electricity, the transportation industry is sure to begin developing new vehicles that are so much better; people will no longer be concerned about the idle car. The transportation industry’s switch to alternative types of fuels means a revolutionary change in transportation options.