Petrol is used primarily as motor fuel, but also as solvent (a highly refined petrol with very low aromatic content). It is usually manufactured from crude oil, but it is possible to manufacture gasoline from other sources such as natural gas, coal or biomass. The absolute greatest use of gasoline is as fuel in smaller engines (from single to thousands of kilowatts), in mopeds, motorcycles, passenger cars and propeller aircraft. Prior to the breakthrough of the gas turbine, gasoline was used primarily for stain removal, drainage, lamp oil and more.
The benefits of petrol cars when compared to diesel cars, both using fossil fuels, are that the engines are quiet and vibration-free, and in addition, the cars have lower prices but also a lower depreciation. Gasoline-powered cars rely on technology that has been around for centuries and has been refined continuously over the years. The disadvantages of the gasoline car are that it is not as twisted as the diesel engines are, and fuel consumption is higher than it is for diesel cars.