Posted - 10/06/2006 : 01:25:39 AM
| You have selected a very promising topic that most Malaysians are interested in. In the period of increasing petrol price, it is common to seek for Alternative Fuel to substitute Petrol.
Here are some Alternative Fuel Vehicles (in relation to Malaysia).
Natural Gas Vehicle
All petrol engine vehicle are eligible to be converted into a Natural Gas Vehicle or NGV. The best choice are carburetor-type vehicle, and followed by the Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI).
NGV vehicle uses Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to operate. The technology of NGV was first introduced by Petronas Malaysia as a Malaysian Alternative Fuel source. Unfortunately then (about 8 years plus ago), private vehicles owners are totally uninterested with NGV conversion as petrol price was at RM1.10 per liter.
This has changed dramatically since 28th February 2006, where petrol retails at RM1.92 per liter. Speculation has it that petrol price may exceed RM2.00 to RM2.50 in 2007. We hope not, but nobody is to be blamed, and not even the Malaysian Government. The world crude oil is too expensive to be subsidized on a long term, and Malaysian Government has subsidized over 20 years now. We thank our Malaysian Government and we promised to be independent of crude oil.
Thus, NGV offers an immediate solution for our independency from petrol-only vehicle. There are 40+ NGV stations, courtesy of Petronas NGV Sdn Bhd, built at an average cost of RM1.2-RM1.8 million each of two pumps (excluding land and building costs) and growing. NGV users are able to refill at RM0.68 per liter or a 60% savings against petrol costs now.
Advantage (Malaysia): 40+ Stations, Ready Installer Networks, Tested and Reliable for 8 years now, immediate solution for you, no need to replace your vehicle, and instant 60% fuel cost savings.
Disadvantage (Malaysia): No standardised Conversion Design and Sometime poor After-Sales Service by certain Installers.
Electric Hybrids are vehicle that operate on battery-powered electric motors, with a petrol or gas engine for self-electricity generation. It is said to be a solution for the future. It is a technological and sophiscated vehicle, operated with complex computer power.
Advantage (Malaysia): Clean, Modern & A Technology Geek's Dream Car
Disadvantage (Malaysia): Expensive, you need to sell of your petrol-car, Your Average Mechanic is Not Skilled to repair it, the repair cost can be in thousands of ringgit on just a simple short-circuit human-error, hope that the vehicle can tolerate our Malaysian tropical heat & rains, YOU HAVE TO WAIT FOR IT TO BE POPULAR, and definately not next years' solution to your petrol problem.
The Hydrogen Vehicle operate on pure hydrogen gas, derived from your tap water. A everybody's dream come through on zero-fuel cost. The technology is even more complicated that electric hybrid vehicles.
Advantage (Malaysia): Zero-fuel cost if you refill it with Malaysian tropical rain water, Clean, Modern, Innovation, Super Technology Geek's Ultimate Car
Disadvantage (Malaysia): No Hydrogen Stations at all, Your Average Mechanic will not be able to repair this vehicle too, One short-circuit-how much is the bill, You really need to WAIT, and it is going to be a long wait for it to reach Malaysia.
FlinStone Hybrid Vehicle
Flinstone Hybrid Vehicle is operated by foot-powered.
Advantage (Malaysia): A family vehicle - you need every available foot to operate, healthy, clean, athetic and family-entertaining.
Disadvantage (Malaysia): Forget about Going to Genting Highlands for a Holiday.
Sorry, we just can't resist to propose this vehicle type. But it is worth a thought too.
Natural Gas Vehicle is an immediate and available solution petrol independency (Kemerdekaan). You need not wait for long: in fact, you can convert tomorrow and experience the joy of 60% savings. Yes! It is exhilarating feeling, buying things for your family and yourself on the money saved monthly with NGV.
You need to convert your vehicle and use CNG to know it!
from all NGV Users, Malaysian Private Car Owners.drx
Edited by - NGVInfo on 23/06/2006 12:12:20 AM