Can a combination of solar and petrol/diesel engine be used ?
Well, its a simple question. Can we build such a type of engine which can run both on solar power and petrol/diesel ? In big cities, the level of pollution is ever rising due to increase in the usage of automobiles. Also in populous countries like India, frequent traffic jams occur. This results in the high wastage of fuels. If we can design a car which runs both on petrol and solar energy, such that, in the traffic, we can use solar power to run the automobiles and on highways we can switch to petrol. There is one drawback to in the solar powered cars which can probably be en cashed. These cars may not move with high speeds. So, if we can use solar power in heavy traffic, which does not require high speeds and if there is a traffic jam, atmospheric pollution can be minimized. So on highways we can switch to petrol or diesel mode and can move faster. Can these kind of engines be designed. If yes, then how ? and if no, then why ? Hope there would be a constructive conversation. Thankyou.