Hybrids do a decent job with regenerative braking.Sadly those techniques require a manual transmission, almost unknown these days, but maybe there may be a way to make it automatic with regeneration efficiencies above 80% wheel to wheel.
We regularly drove between Ann Arbor, Michigan and Cleveland Heights, Ohio, about 180 miles, on a $2.40 tankful of gas.All I can say is that I roughly remember taking a trip from Milwaukee, WI to St. Paul, MN and apparently I only used a 1/4 tank. Which I also sorta doubt I did...
It's like most urban legends.I've heard of that "person who got shut down by the oil companies" from an Engineering I work with. It could be true, it could not be true, who knows because the truth is long gone.
Except that's not what they are advertised to do.I feel like that fuel line magnet is like... a passive fuel filter that magnetically captures metal particles... except those particles can't be removed and they just accumulate until it plugs the line... That is just my theory on how something like that would work. Otherwise I guess it could... bend the line due to weight...
I'd feel like it would be more of a "filter" than what they claim... All I see is a magnet...Except that's not what they are advertised to do.
They are advertised to "fracture" the petroleum molecule to promote more efficient combustion.
Taking it at face value, they are claiming that the magnet is breaking down gasoline (oversimplified, C8H18) into lighter molecules, such as methanol or ethanol (CH3OH and C2H5OH).
Kinda hard to do that without a source of hydrogen, since to convert gasoline into ethanol leaves you short by a couple of hydrogen atoms and four ionized oxygen/hydrogen pairs. Ya... 4 molecules of water could provide the raw materials... but that ain't gonna happen in your fuel line
And though methanol and ethanol may burn more cleanly, they also do not have the energy density of gasoline, so your fuel economy would actually worsen.
All it is is $13 out of your bank and into the seller'sI'd feel like it would be more of a "filter" than what they claim... All I see is a magnet...
That is a great video and really shows some of the challenges to both technologies.A good video on Hydrogen for fuel: