Another alternative is an all-electric vehicle. Although it created some buzz in the 1990s as the wave of the future, the electric car struggled to gain traction with consumers because of its limitations -- but it may be due for a comeback soon. In fact, Chevrolet announced in 2011 that it would come out with an all-electric car called the Spark.
All-electric cars are more energy-efficient than gasoline vehicles. In fact, they don't emit any pollutants when in use. Even though electric cars may ultimately get their energy from power plants running on fossil fuels, the cars still tend to contribute fewer carbon emissions than traditional cars.
However, electric car batteries are limited and don’t last long. As battery technology improves and more charging stations are installed, electric cars may continue to become a more viable alternative to traditional cars.