Alternative Fuel Vehicles
Use these pages to learn about alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles:
Many of the fuels that are considered "alternative" today have been around since the advent of the automobile. Ethanol, biodiesel and propane were all used in early internal combustion engines, and electricity was once the most popular vehicle type sold in the U.S. However, as petroleum prices dropped and advances in internal combustion engine technology allowed for greater speeds and ranges, gasoline and diesel vehicle dominated the market. Now, a century later, performance is not the only consideration for vehicle fuels. Americans today are acutely aware of the implications of being dependent on foreign, sometime hostile, nations for our transportation needs. Additionally, the impacts of burning fossil fuels and vehicle emissions are becoming more apparent. By using domestic, clean burning alternatives to traditional fuels you support local economy, cleaner air and energy independence. See UCCC alternative fuel vehicle pages to learn more about how these vehicles work and which alternative fuel is the right fit for your transportation needs.
Because AFVs are cleaner burning than traditionally fueled vehicles, there is less wear and tear on your engine. But should you need a trained technician for your AFV, all you need to do is return the vehicle to your AFV certified local auto dealer. AFVs come with full warrantees and maintenance agreements -just like any other vehicle. In the case of up-fits/conversions, you should ask for, and expect warranties as well.
Alternative Fuel Stations in Utah
Utah Clean Cities is actively working with fuel providers, alternative fuel vehicle users and government entities to increase the number of alt fuel refueling sites in Utah. If you are interested in increasing the number of refueling opportunities, we welcome your input!
Alternative Fuels Data Center
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Emissions
U.S. Dept. of Energy - EERE - Vehicles
Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicle Resale
What is your CARbon Footprint