WATCH: Here's why petrol remains critical for cars and why it will still be important 50 years from now

The majority of modern combustion engines require petrol to operate which can obtained by simply visiting a petrol station. This wasn't always the case.

In this video from the guys at Donut Mediatake a look at why petrol is remains a critical resource still used to this day.

WATCH: Shifting gears at the right time could help you to save fuel

Pollution is the one glaring downside to using petrol and in the long-term, renewable, emissions-free energy is the way forward.

Manufacturers are now slowly turning the tide with regards to favourable independence from combustion engines and equipping more vehicles with electric powertrains. 

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