Definition of alternative fuel in English:

alternative fuel


  • A fuel other than petrol or diesel for powering motor vehicles, such as natural gas, methanol, or electricity.

    ‘alternative fuels have gained ground’
    [mass noun] ‘vehicles running on alternative fuel’
    • ‘Most fuel experts agree that the ideal alternative fuel for the future is hydrogen.’
    • ‘We also help companies to consider alternative fuels and look at minimising mileage.’
    • ‘In the late '80s and early '90s methanol was the alternative fuel of choice.’
    • ‘Even the way cars are powered has changed with the recent rise of diesel cars as well as LPG and other alternative fuels.’
    • ‘As an alternative fuel, ‘bio-diesel’ is derived from canola, soy, corn, sunflower, etc.’


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