Public and private transport produce about 20-35% (depending on the country) of the greenhouse gas emissions from human sources. No matter how cleanly we manage to derive our electricity and other energy sources, it is imperative that we eliminate this major source of pollution.
Electric car technology promises to reduce the GHG load from vehicles, especially in cities where people drive shorter distances, but true breakthroughs in battery technology have yet to create truly game-changing advances. And until we’re using clean electricity generation sources, in too many cases the self-satisfaction of driving an environmentally clean electric vehicle is but an illusion, with the electricity being provided from out of sight, in many cases by coal-fired power plants.
Prescription for the Planet describes a vehicle technology using boron as a fuel that can be a true zero-emission, low-cost, 100% recyclable propulsion system.