If you are worried about gasoline shortages, or even the inability to purchase gasoline in the future you are not alone. Peppers across America have been hording oil and gas in the off chance that an event would happen that would prevent them from getting more. Recent gas prices only suggest that fossil fuels are drying up, even though the United States is producing more fossil fuels than ever. If you are worried that someday you will be unable to drive to work do to a lack of gasoline, fear not. There are several types of conversions you can do to your vehicle that will have you driving long after the pumps stop flowing.
Propane is a very economical fuel. It burns much cleaner then gasoline, but requires a tank under pressure, and has less of a power output then gasoline. That being said several off road hobbyists have already converted jeeps and other vehicles to run on propane. They have done this because propane does not need gravity in order to flow into the engine correctly. Which means the off-road vehicle will have an advantage to driving up vertical slopes then its gasoline counterparts. Propane converted cars can also be easily converted to other power sources such as methane with can be produced and harvested by rooting food and wastes inside a digester.
Another possible fuel source a car can be converted to is pure ethanol. The reason you are unable to run your car on ethanol at this current moment is that the rubbers and plastics used in the lines and gaskets of your automobile will dry out and crack from the constant flow of drying ethanol. The model T did not use a lot of rubber in its construction, which is why the model t was able to run on either ethanol or gasoline. In order to not need the lubricating effects of gasoline that keep your lines bendable, you will need to replace them with ethanol safe lines, Kits for this can be purchased online.
If you own a diesel, vegetable oils and peanut oils can be used as fuel in your diesel automotive, but they tend to slow things down in colder climates, and have a harder time igniting then traditional diesel. Kits can be purchased to aid this, but cost a lot and are not a good option.
Electric cars may seem weak by comparison of gasoline automobiles, but they are not to be ignored. Kits to convert a small car to electric can be purchased for as little as two thousand dollars. And the cares when equipped with several deep cycle batteries and sometimes even get seventy to eighty miles on a single charge.