Environmental records: energy supply

All mobility requires energy, which has to be supplied to vehicles in the form of fuel or electricity. Vehicles with combustions engines usually use petrol or diesel fuel.
They can also use natural gas (CNG) or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) or even hydrogen (H2) for direct combustion. On the other hand, electric vehicles require electricity which they can either take directly from the mains and store in the interim in a battery or they can generate from hydrogen using a fuel cell.

Elektroenergie Wasserstoff Herkömmliche Kraftstoffe

The environmental effects connected with the provision of energy are very varied – not only in comparison to the energy forms, e.g. fuel and electricity, but also within the energy forms, i.e. between different types of fuel processing and/or electricity generation. Click on the relevant path for further information...