Japan consumes 4.7M barrels of oil per day. China consumes 10.2M barrels per day. The United States, consuming roughly 18.5M barrels per day, dwarfs it’s closest competitors by a margin of over 3M barrels of oil per day. To state the obvious: As the biggest consumers of fossil fuels worldwide, Americans need to take a look at their patterns of consumption, and see where they can cut down.
These days, people can “fill ‘er up” with a lot more than just petrol. It’s now possible to power cars with at least half a dozen alternative fuels ranging from electricity to hydrogen. This infographic breaks down and compares the leading alternative fuels with the common fossil fuels, while showing the benefits of each.
Alternative fuels have been used throughout history by notable engineers like Henry Ford, who ran one of his first cars using the hemp plant (commonly known today as ethanol). However, gasoline became the number one fuel choice because it was the easiest commodity to obtain and had a low selling price. Over 100 years later, things have changed.
America is severely addicted to fuel, and we’re not helping with our low gas prices and federal funding for highways instead of public transit. You may complain about the price of your fuel, but it’s nothing compared to countries like Turkey, which pay nearly $10 a gallon, or even compared to the international average, which we fall $2.72 below. Our cars drive 7 billion miles and use up 18 million barrels of fuel in a single day – a full third of the world total of 53 million barrels per day. How long can this continue?
With rising fuel prices constantly in the news, many of us are concerned about how much it costs to run our cars. Luckily, there are some things you can do while driving to help make your car as fuel-efficient as possible and ultimately save you money. Confused.com points them out in the following infographic.
The race to produce a sustainable, scalable form of biofuel has become ‘wacky’ – literally. There are articles printed daily heralding the latest method of producing fuel, be it converting whiskey waste, recycling cooking oil or scooping algae from the ocean. Big Oil is ploughing millions each year into production and research – so why has an answer to our fuel needs not been found yet?
Get better insight into the historical and rising gas prices with this helpful infographic from Nationwide Bank. This gas prices infographic takes you on a trip down memory lane to explore trends over the last few decades.
As both an essential resource as well as a finite one in our world, oil is often at the root of many conflicts. This infographic, published by Fuel Freedom, shows you where the United States gets its oil and why gasoline is at the high cost that it is currently.
Car Insurance Comparison.org has put together this handy infographic that will help consumers better understand the various fuel and engine types available on the market today. Each has its own unique set of benefits but which is the best overall alternative?