Originally Posted by Terex
Why do you hate the earth?
I'm kidding, sorta. Environmental regulations are one of about 4 major components affecting diesel prices relative to gas. The others are higher taxes on diesel, demand for diesel outpacing that of gas and, most importantly, foreign demand for diesel fuel.
I'd like to see the CNG system expanded for noncommercial vehicles. Many fleets are switching, or have switched to CNG. You can install a compressor at your residence, but it's kinda pricey.
Electric vehicles (like the Tesla) are very cool, but the whole battery technology thing is a big issue, as well as toxicity of current battery materials (back to the Earth again).
To me, burning lots of dirty diesel fuel is not a rational alternative to other fuel sources.