by Scott Levine, The Motley Fool Dec 11th 2013 3:22PM
It's not uncommon to see eyes roll at the mention of alternative fuel vehicles. Perhaps, it's because people relegate these vehicles to a distant future with images of silent highways populated by whizzing electric cars. The reality, however, is that alternative fuel vehicles are becoming increasingly popular among car buyers. For some, it's the financial benefit, for others it's the environmental, and for a small number it's the convenience. But, in the end, it may be the last reason, which is the tipping point in the widespread adoption of, specifically, natural gas powered vehicles.