Motorparks has explored the current market for alternative fuel vehicles in an infographic, to establish that petrol or diesel are far from the only choices available when purchasing a car today.
While the popularity of electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles have peaked over the past few years, the piece reveals that both concepts actually date back to the early 19th century.
Francois Isaac de Rivaz created a prototype vehicle that was powered by a combination of oxygen and hydrogen in 1807. A few years later in 1828, Hungarian Ányos Jedlik revealed a model car that functioned using an electric motor.
The graphic includes a detailed timeline of both electric and hydrogen vehicles, as well how each concept works and what consumers can look forward to in regard to each market in the near future.
Vehicles powered by biodiesel, compressed natural gas (CNG) and ethanol are also detailed.
Motorparks is a part of Cambria Automobiles.