natural gas and HE diesels are what appear to be the most reasonable interim answer till the fossils run out and were on a fusion economy (maybe in 100 years).
The recent finds in massive amounts of gas and the bacteriological breakdown of CO2 sinks into methane (ethane) "town gases" will last us for a centurt or even two.
I have a Ford escape hybrid. Its getting to its life terminus for the battery (6 years) and Ford just quit making en cause people didnt want em. I love mine but its got some major limitations that are more annoying than anything else
1Ya cant use the hybrid function with the AC on. the batteries wont support such an amperage draw and an engine at the same time
2Its built with a teeny gas tank so the range is only about 350 miles
3Whe in hybrid mode its like a window fan with huuuge torque. I can beat a Porsche from 0 to 45, then the engine kicks in and its like somebody threw out an anchor
4The work is as pricey as a BMW because of the minimal space and close tolerances
5 The information center on the various digital readouts gives a ;ot of annoying irrelevant crap.
6 It slis into hybrid mode at lights so, if you dont get used to a soft peddle, you will go shooting off through the intersection. (Mny old ladies have turned in their hybrid Ford Escapes for the reason of safety at traffic lights--They lay their feet on the peddle expecting some forgiveness in starting off , and , instead, the damn car would shoot off into the intersection. ) Not a pretty sight, I believe there ere a lot of front enders with this car
The good features are
2Its an SUV with 34 mpg and can do what any real SUV can (its not like these "Snow queen SUVs" like a Lxu or a BMW or an AUDI. Its a real go-in-the field car that I use on the job sites and mine roads and off (Mine has an additional after-market adjsutable air lift shock set so I get and additional 3" of ground clearance.ITS more like a JEEP than a BMW(even though theyve outfitted em in leather and creature crap)
I can sneak down a side road as silent as a bicycle
It was a neat idea, the other gas hybrids are even less powered than the Escapeand their ranges suck more.
The ALL ELECTRIC car i still a prisoner of battery technology(slow charge, short rage). I hear theyve got em up to 250 mile range but it then takes all night to recharge. The other day I drove 550 miles. With an all electric car, that would have been a 4 day trip.
Natural gas is the way, diesels are second cause of the new health effects dicovered