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News archive from 2010 relating to Directory:Fuel Efficiency.

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Directory:Trends / Directory:Zeitgeist / Directory:Fuel Efficiency / Directory:Electric Vehicles > Top 5 Green Transportation Trends of 2010 - For green transportation, 2010 marked the real and true beginning of fundamental changes in the way people get around. Here are five stories about new ground broken in green transportation, including 1) re-arrival of electric car 2) racing going green 4) 40 mpg becoming the norm 5) shipping getting cleaner.(Gas 2.0 December 31, 2010)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Fuel Efficiency Retrofits > Jet Stream™ Electric Supercharger - This ebook shows how, for less than $100 USD, and with minimal mechanical skill, you can build and install this Supercharger, capable of up to 24,500 rpm which will deliver a 5-30% boost in horsepower throughout the entire RPM band, "guaranteed," while also improving mileage 10% or more on most any vehicle. (eSuperchargers [Dec. 27, 2010])
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > High-speed trains pollute 29 percent less than traditional trains - The AVE consumes less due to the intrinsic features of the high speed system, such as its more standardised speed profile and the lower number of stops and curves during the journey. The consumption of auxiliary services (air conditioning, lighting and ventilation) is also reduced in direct proportion to speed. (PhysOrg December 14, 2010)
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Directory:Newsletters > Panacea Newsletter 11 (pdf) - Ashtweth Palise has posted his most recent 31-page newsletter, addressing a wide range of issues, including what he considers to be three presently-available free energy devices, and his recent test results from e-Orbo, and his results from testing the Gadgetman Groove. He also comments regarding political threats to freedom. (Panacea-Bocaf December 3, 2010)
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Directory:Hydroxy or HHO Injection Systems / Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Gadgetman Groove > Gadgetman Groove Augments HHO - I asked Ron Hatton: "Have you tested to see how the Gadgetman Groove effect HHO systems? Improve? Additive? Redundant?" He replied: "It will further enhance the fuel-hydrogen-oxygen mix. In a 2000 Land Rover Discovery, it got 35% on 2 LPM HHO. When the groove was added, it increases to a 50% gain." (PESWiki Nov. 30, 2010)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Water as Fuel > Directory:Fuel Efficiency Hydrogen Injection > Directory:HH2 Hydrogen > HH2 Hydrogen water fuel cell at the 2010 LA Auto Show (video) - HH2 Hydrogen shows off the booth they have at the LA Auto Show, featuring live demos of HH2 units creating separated gases of Hydrogen and Oxygen from the HH2 water fuel cell. A Toyota Sequoia SUV is on display with the unit installed, reducing its toxic emissions to nearly zero and giving it 27 mpg. The HH2 Hydrogen is created continuously from water. (YouTube / PESNetwork November 19, 2010)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency / Directory:Alternative Fuels > Directory:Water as Fuel > Directory:Hydroxy or HHO Injection Systems > Directory:HAFC Hydro Assist Fuel Cell > Running your car on part water...Toledo's AAA Transmission wants to help - Michael Schlesinger, meteorologist and franchise reporter for NBC24 Today in Ohio, USA, reports: "Toledo's AAA Transmission wants to put you in a hybrid without the cost of buying one. At this auto shop a device is used to break water down to H-H-O... By using this alternative type of energy it's estimated your gas mileage can increase 20 to 50 percent." (Toledo on the Move Nov. 3, 2010)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Engines > Looking to Better Engines Instead of Electric Vehicles - Michigan-based engine developer startup EcoMotors International, which brought in $23 million in Series B financing this summer from Menlo Park, CA-based Khosla Ventures and Seattle billionaire Bill Gates, has designed an opposing piston, opposing cylinder (opoc) engine that uses fewer parts than traditional motors do and generates more power from each stroke of the engine. (XConomy Nov. 1, 2010)
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Latest: Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Engines > Directory:Massive Yet Tiny (MYT) Engine > MYT-6 engine getting closer to market - Having moved to a better-equipped location, Angel Labs reports that they are still making progress on the 6-inch MYT™ engine, establishing relationships with various suppliers and reputable customers. (PESN November 1, 2010)
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Latest: Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Hydroxy or HHO Injection Systems / Directory:Water as Fuel > Directory: Hydro-Maxx by Square 1 Energy, Inc. > Hydro-Maxx controller demonstrated on The Smart Scarecrow show - Directory:SmartScarecrow Broadcast conducted an interview with Square 2 Energy, Inc. conducted last week, highlighting the capabilities of their Servo Integrated Controller which will be commercially available in a few days, to help hydroxy researchers characterize and optimize the performance of their cells. (PESN Oct. 27, 2010)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Engines > Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Next-Gen Mazda2 Will Return 70 MPG, Without An Electric Motor - The new version of the Mazda2 will feature Mazda's next-generation of drivetrain, body and chassis technologies, dubbed SKYACTIV. The new Mazda 2 will come powered by a SKYACTIV-G engine, Mazda's next-generation direct injection gasoline mill that achieves significantly improved fuel efficiency thanks to a high compression ratio of 14.0:1 (the world's highest for a production gasoline engine). (GreenCarReports Oct. 21, 2010)
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Directory:Vortex Technologies / Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Engines > New Jet Engine Design Offers 25% Fuel Efficiency Increase - A new engine developed by R-Jet is called an orbiting combustor-nozzle (OCN) jet. OCN jets rotate the airflow through the engine in a vortex, rather than passing the air straight through as conventional jet engines do. Swirling the incoming air into a vortex allows for a more complete mixing of fuel and air, leading to more efficient and complete combustion of the fuel. (EcoGeek Oct. 7, 2010)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Electric Vehicles > Directory:Hybrid Vehicles > Directory:Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles -- PHEV > Chevy Volt Gets 127 MPG Over 299 Miles of Real-World Driving - More and more real-world data is coming in about the car's actual performance and fuel efficiency. One of these real-world tests has been performed by Motor Trend, and after driving the Volt in all kinds of conditions (including up to 102 MPH with the air conditioning on), they came away impressed. (TreeHugger Oct. 14, 2010)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Airships > Skylifter Balloon Can Lift Entire Buildings and Put ‘Em Down Gently - The Skylifter is a helium balloon sky-crane capable of moving and placing equipment and prefab buildings in remote areas. The Skylifter promises a payload of a whopping 150 tons and a range of 1240 miles, meaning that not long from now we may have a less invasive way to place our prefab homes or to supply regions in need after disasters. (Inhabitat Oct. 5, 2010)
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Latest: Directory:Water > Directory:Water as Fuel > Directory:Hydroxy or HHO Injection Systems > Directory:Running Vehicles on Water > Directory: Hydrogen Hog by Future Energy Concepts, Inc. > Interview with Dave about Freddy's water fuel cell powering his truck - David Seigler describes his experience with his Dodge 2004 pickup truck apparently running on nothing but water via a hydroxy unit installed by his friend, Fred Wells. As far as he could best determine, it was a genuine system. (PESN Oct. 7, 2010)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:U.S. Government and Energy > 62-mpg car standard by 2025? U.S. mulls options - The Obama administration has submitted a notice of intent [where's that in the Constitution, which has Congress as the lawmaking body?] to meet a mileage standard set somewhere from a low of 47 mpg to a high of 62 mpg. The notice lays the groundwork for a proposal to be issued in September 2011 and approved by July 2012, giving time for feedback. (MSNBC Oct. 1, 2010)
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Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Waste Heat Generators / Directory:Fuel Efficiency > CPT's auto exhaust gas energy recovery system - Controlled Power Technologies (CPT)'s Turbo-generator Integrated Gas Energy Recovery System (TIGERS) uses the same switched reluctance technology as its production-ready VTES electric supercharging and SpeedStart stop-start systems. CPT estimates it will take five years to bring TIGERS to market. (GizMag September 27, 2010)
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Latest: Directory:Electrolysis > Directory:Hydroxy or HHO Injection Systems > OS:Bob Boyce Electrolyzer Plans > News update on Bob Boyce - The latest on the famous Boyce's travels, projects, accomplishments, plans in hydroxy research, pulse width modulator controllers. A mention of feeding HHOi under pressure with air into the fuel rail for eliminating the need for petrol in a vehicle. (PESN Sept. 26, 2010)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Avion car goes border to border on one tank of diesel - In 1984, Craig Henderson and Bill Green built a one-of-a-kind super fuel-efficient car called the Avion. In 1986, it set the Guinness world record for fuel economy by averaging 103.7 mpg (2.27L/100km) while driving from the Mexican to Canadian borders. It is still on the road... and breaking its own records. On August 29th, they drove 1,478 miles (2,379 km) to the Mexican border getting 119.1mpg (1.97L/100km). (GizMag Sept. 15, 2010)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Prizes > Directory:Ethanol > Directory:X Prize:Automotive > Ethanol-Powered Car Wins the Automotive X-Prize - Last week, the Edison2 team won the $5 million prize in the "mainstream" vehicle class, which required the car to transport four passengers and to have at least a 200-mile range. The team's car achieved 102 MPGe. The X-Tracer motorcycle won the tandem vehicle prize and the Wave II by Li-Ion Motors won the side-by-side two passenger prize. (MIT Technology Review September 16, 2010)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency / Directory:Electric Vehicles > Directory:Electric Cars > Directory:Electric Cars > Diesels Cleaner Than Electrics Over Lifetime Says One Study - According to a Swiss study, compared to diesel-powered cars that get over 60 mpg, electric vehicles may have a larger environmental impact… especially if the electricity comes from non-renewable sources. Factors in the rare earth elements in the batteries and motors, as well as the power grid requirements. (Gas 2.0 September 2, 2010) (Also GizMag) (Positive spin by SpaceMart)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Engines > AVEC Axial Vector Engine (video) - Axial Vector Energy Corporation (AVEC) introduced a new, lightweight, heavy fuel-burning, partially ceramic, 30 HP unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) engine at AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2010. In the Axial Vector Engine, the pistons reciprocate parallel (“axial”) to the output shaft. (EngineeringTV Aug. 30, 2010)
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Latest: Directory:Electrolysis / Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Hydroxy or HHO Injection Systems > Commercial Digital Hydroxy Controller Revolutionizes the 'Meyers Symmetrical Pulse Mode' Concept - Square1 in Kentucky, USA, will soon be releasing their Hydro-Maxx™ controller that will help HHO researchers get the most from their hydroxy units, possibly even unleashing Meyer's Mode – the holy grail of water fuel. (PESN Aug. 29, 2010)
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Latest: Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Hydroxy or HHO Injection Systems > Article:Ronn Motors' Scorpion using Hydrogen Booster > Ronn Motors' Scorpion poised to zap the market like Tesla - As Tesla's Roadster has made electric vehicles the rage among auto manufacturers, so that everyone is getting involved now the Scorpion muscle car is poised to make unorthodox fuel efficiency methods, including hydroxy, zip into the mainstream. (PESN Aug. 21, 2010)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Cambered Tires Can Improve Fuel Economy - While a tire that is angled inwards towards the chassis increases economy, it also increases tire wear and impairs ride quality. A new design minimizes these negative effects. (Green Car Report August 13, 2010)
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Latest: Directory:Water > Directory:Water as Fuel > Directory:Hydroxy or HHO Injection Systems > Directory:Running Vehicles on Water > Directory: Hydrogen Hog by Future Energy Concepts, Inc. > Q&A with Fred whose truck runs on water - Frederick Wells answers a series of questions about their 2004 Dodge 4x4 pickup truck that his company, Future Energy Concepts Inc., claims has been able to run on nothing but water via their on-board hydroxy gas generator, the 'Hydrogen Hog'. New video, description, and photos posted. (PESN Aug. 17, 2010) (Comment)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Fuel Efficiency Vehicles > Directory:Airships > 6 Incredible Low-Carbon Airships: From Concepts to Reality - Zeppelins are back—and not without good reason, being nearly silent, stylish and low-carbon. While some concepts being floated out there are, for the time being, little more than vaporware, there is evidence to suggest that airships really are taking off once more. (TreeHugger Aug. 9, 2010)
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Directory:Clean Energy Media Producers > Directory:TV:Ultimate Energy Showdown > Ultiimate Energy TV initiative presents new sizzle reel back from TeslaTech Conference (video) - Chris and Matt, who are working on a TV series on free energy, attended the Events:2010:ExtraOrdinary Technology Conference and have produced a brief presentation from that event. They hone in on the Directory:GEET Reactor by Paul Pantone in this segment, though they don't rule out the petrol vapors being responsible for the operation, while other liquids stay in the bubbler. (Kickstarter Aug. 10, 2010) [update Aug. 25]
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > China Building 1,000 KPH Super Train - The latest plan from the People’s Republic calls for a high speed train that will combine the maglev system used in Japan and France with vacuum tubes. In theory, this train will be able to go 1,000 kph, or about 620 mph. That is twice as fast as most high speed trains travel today. It's as fast as a jet. (Gas 2.0 Aug. 6, 2010)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency / Directory:Electric Vehicles > Directory:Hybrid Vehicles > Porsche Gets the Go-Ahead for the Sexiest Hybrid Ever - Porsche’s first ever plug-in hybrid, the 918 Spyder, goes from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds, gets 94 miles per gallon. The car’s major zip comes from a 3.4L mid-mounted V8 hitting 500-hp, and the engine is coupled with two electric motors that give it an extra 218-hp. Only US $630,000! (Inhabitat July 30, 2010)
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Latest: Directory:Fuel Efficiency / Directory:Plasma > Directory:GEET Reactor by Paul Pantone > GEET plasma fuel processor kit now in production, available for purchase - The kit targets do-it-yourselfers and is designed to fit carbureted engines in the range of 1 to 16 HP, allegedly increasing their fuel efficiency by at least 30 percent. It goes along with the plans which can be downloaded for free. Will be on display at the TeslaTech conference in Albuquerque. (PESN July 29, 2010)
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Latest: Directory:Emergency Preparedness / Directory:Electrical Grid / Directory:Hybrid Vehicles > Priuses power house during 24-hour grid outage in Washington DC - A family in D.C. was able to power all their essential equipment, including two refrigerators and lights and a lot more, including their TV, computer, some cooling fans, and a cell phone battery by attaching 1000-Watt inverters to their two Toyota Priuses in their garage, using ~1/2 gallon of fuel per hour. (PESN July 19, 2010)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency / Directory:Alternative Fuels / Directory:Trends > Honda: Racing Against Time - In their Dream the Impossible promotional video series (advertised on our site), Honda talks about the "racing spirit" and how it brings out the best in people to accomplish phenomenal things. The ultimate race, they point out, is to find an alternative to oil for propelling our transportation -- long before we run out of oil. (Honda July, 2010)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Renault-Nissan Teams Up with Bajaj Auto On Ultra-Efficient $3,000 Car - Ultra energy-efficient cars don’t always have to come with a high price tag. One upcoming vehicle from Renault-Nissan and India’s Bajaj Auto will, in fact, cost just $3,000 and reach an impressive 70 mpg. (Inhabitat July 13, 2010)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Awards > Directory:X Prize:Automotive > Just 12 teams remaining in Automotive X PRIZE - Ultimately, vehicles in each of the three classes will have to exceed 100 MPGe (miles-per-gallon equivalent), meet emissions and performance requirements, and complete on-road challenges in the fastest time possible, if they want to win their share of the US$10 million prize. (GizMag July 1, 2010)
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Directory:Electric Vehicles > Directory:Prizes > Around the world in 80 days race for zero emission electric cars - Louis Palmer is hoping a race to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days in zero emission, electric powered cars will harness public interest and inspire new ways of thinking about mobility, cars and renewable energy solutions. Starting Aug. 15, 2010 in Geneva, contestants will travel 30,000 km through 20 countries. (GizMag June 16, 2010)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Fuel Efficiency Retrofits > Directory:Gadgetman Groove > Central Arkansas group retrofits cars to increase mileage - Central Arkansas Alternative Fuels is a company that's improving the way cars burn fuel so motorists can get more engine power, better fuel economy, reduce emissions and help the environment. FM 89's Malcolm Glover has a groove put into the throttle body of his car, and says he's seen improved mileage. (KUAR July 4) (KUAR's July 7 follow-up story)
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Latest: Directory:Water as Fuel > Directory:Electrolysis > Directory:Hydrogen from Water > Fatal blast from compressing hydroxy $7 million indictment for fraud - Thursday's explosion that killed Tyson Larson was likely a result of an attempt to compress hydroxy gas -- never a good idea. Also, it turns out that two associates of the company were indicted in March for "defrauding 300 investors of $7 million with ploys including a process for creating alternative fuel from water." (PESN June 20, 2010) (Comment)
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Latest: Directory:Water as Fuel > Directory:Electrolysis > Directory:Hydrogen from Water > Explosion at California water fuel research company kills inventor - On Thursday afternoon, 28-year-old inventor, Tyson Larson was killed in an explosion that ripped a hole in the roof and blew out the back doors to a Simi Valley building of the family member's company, Realm Industries, which was seeking to develop his water fuel technology. (PESN June 18, 2010) (Comments)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency / Directory:Movies > Ready To Wean Off Oil Yet? DIY Fuel for $1 Per Gallon - If the BP disaster isn't enough to motivate you off oil, then take a peek at the many alternatives in Josh Tickell's documentary "Fuel: Change your Fuel ... Change Your World", which is out on DVD 22 June 10. But if fryer oil waste isn't your vehicles' cup of tea, Tickell also has energy-efficient suggestions. (TreeHugger June 4, 2010)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Fuel Efficiency Retrofits / Directory:Engines > Dearth of financing stalls inventor of 110-mpg engine - A year ago, hundreds of people flocked to a 100,000-square-foot former factory building in Wauseon's industrial area where a Napoleon, Ohio, inventor promised to begin building engines that would travel more than 110 miles on a gallon of E85 gasoline. But time and the economy have not been kind to Doug Pelmear's plan to revolutionize the American automobile. (Toledo Blade May 28, 2010)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Miles-Per-Gallon Is Just Stupid - Author argues that the U.S. should adopt the efficiency gauge of 'gallons per 100 miles' as a more accurate and helpful indicator of what car is the best choice, like they do in Europe, Canada, and elsewhere. (Green Car Reports March 13, 2009)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Engines > Reinventing the Gasoline Engine - A new engine concept developed by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison could cut fuel consumption by about 30 percent in cars and by almost 20 percent in heavy trucks. The concept, which has been demonstrated in test engines, involves precisely mixing two different fuels in the combustion chamber, which gives greater control over both the timing and duration of combustion. (MIT Technology Review June 2, 2010)
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Latest: Directory:Alternative Fuels > Directory:Hydroxy or HHO Injection Systems / Directory:Electrolysis > Directory:Brown's Gas > Scientific model published for Brown's gas - Chris Eckman's paper, Plasma Orbital Expansion of the Electrons in Water, has been accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the NPA and will be presented at the 17th annual Natural Philosophy Alliance conference to be held June 23-26 in Long Beach, California. (PESN May 28, 2010) (Translated to German December 15, 2010)
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Directory:Humor > Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Fuel Efficiency Retrofits > Emergency Plane Landing - One of the funniest videos I've ever seen explores what happens when a passenger jet has to land on a freeway. Will the SUV hold up as makeshift front gear? Will the granny in the way survive? As for energy, this could go down as an exotic, albeit impractical retrofit for fuel efficiency. Note the mileage boost to the SUV. (YouTube February 18, 2007)
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Directory:Prizes > Directory:X Prize:Automotive > Automotive X PRIZE - Shakedown stage results - 27 vehicles survived the first of three on-track testing stages in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE, covering efficiency, safety, and performance evaluations including durability, acceleration and braking and avoidance maneuvers. The competitors will now set their sights on the Knockout Qualifying Stage at Michigan International Speedway in June. (GizMag May 17, 2010)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Transmissions > Is Steve Durnin's D-Drive the holy grail of infinitely variable transmissions? - Steve Durnin's ingenious new gearbox design is infinitely variable, doesn't need a clutch, doesn't use any friction drive components, and the power is always transmitted through strong, reliable gear teeth. Could ot be the holy grail of gearboxes? (GizMag May 13, 2010)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Recuperated Energy > Directory:Power-Generating Shock Absorber > Electricity-Generating Shock Absorbers - Shock absorbers that generate electricity, which are being developed by Cambridge, MA-based Levant Power, can lower fuel consumption by 1.5 to 6 percent, depending on the vehicle and driving conditions. The system can also improve vehicle handling. (MIT Technology Review May 10, 2010)
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Latest: Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Water as Fuel > Directory:Hydroxy or HHO Injection Systems > OS:Self-Looped Anton HHO Cell System - Some researchers in Germany have excited the forums with their announcement of being able to self-run a 1000-watt generator from the HHO gas generated from the Anton electrolysis process. So the electrolysis unit produces HHO gas which runs a genset, and the electricity produced then runs the electrolysis unit. (PESWiki April 27, 2010) (Comments)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Hybrid Vehicles > Directory:Aptera > Aptera Unveils 200-mpg 2E Prototype - On Wednesday, Aptera unveiled a design-intent prototype of the Aptera 2E. The all-electric vehicle—which was hours away from being shipped to Detroit to compete for the Directory:X Prize:Automotive—wears a number of outwardly visible alterations from the earlier Typ-1 e prototype that will make it more suitable for daily use. (Popular Mechanics ?Apr 15, 2010?)
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Template: 43 / Latest: Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Engines > Directory:Massive Yet Tiny (MYT) Engine > MYT Engine 6-inch version could go into production soon - In the process of preparing for the now canceled SAE demo, inventor Raphial Morgado discovered that he can make a 6-inch motor using regular machining processes, so he will not have to go to the expense of preparing casting in order to go into production. (PESN April 8, 2010) (Comment)
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Directory:Suppression / Directory:Conspiracy / Directory:Oil / Directory:Fuel Efficiency / Directory:Water as Fuel > Technology to Reduce Dependence on Oil has Been Known For More Than 200 years - "Among the more than 350 documents/videos concerning the energy scam you will find: There is an abundant supply of oil in Alaska • 376-mpg technology was demonstrated in 1973 • 72-mpg and 104-mpg automobiles were sold in Europe • The Japanese have two water fueled automobiles on the street." (Veterans Today March 31, 2010)

Directory:Fuel Efficiency / Directory:U.S. Government and Energy > White House Issues New Gas Mileage Standards - The Obama administration has signed off on the nation's first rules on greenhouse gas emissions seting new fuel standards to meet a fleet-wide average of 35.5 mpg that will raise current standards by nearly 10 mpg by the 2016 model year. Though adding nearly $1000 per vehicle by 2016, drivers could save as much as $3,000 over the life of a vehicle through better gas mileage. (Slashdot Apr. 2, 2010)

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Directory:Fuel Cells / Directory:Methanol > Oorja Unveils Micro Fuel Cell That Could Power Your House - The stationary fuel cell industry, including Directory:BloomBox Fuel Cell by Bloom Energy, has some competition in the form of a methanol fuel cell device from a California-based startup called Oorja Protonics. Oorja’s soon-to-be-unveiled device is much cheaper and can generate 5 kw of energy — enough to power a home or small business. (Inhabitat March 19, 2010)
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Template: 43: Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Hybrid Vehicles > Directory:Hydraulics > Directory:Valentin Technologies > High-Efficiency Hydraulic Hybrid Car Could Get 170 MPG - Rather than using a motor as a generator to produce electricity, the INGOCAR has a highly-efficient 2-stroke diesel engine which is used to pressurize a hydraulic tank called the accumulator. Pressure from this tank is then used to turn individual wheelmotors in each wheel. (EcoGeek March 19, 2010)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency / Directory:Vibrations > Regenerative shock absorber to bump up car energy capture capabilities - To harvest up and down motion energy usually lost in shock absorbers, a team of mechanical engineers from Stony Brook University, have designed and tested a shock absorber that can be retrofitted to cars to convert the kinetic energy of suspension vibration between the wheel and sprung mass into useful electrical power. (GizMag March 19, 2010)
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Latest: Directory:Humor / Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Transmissions > Humor:Turboencabulator - The Turboencabulator or turbo-encabulator (and its later incarnation, the retroencabulator or retro-encabulator) is a fictional machine whose alleged existence became an in-joke and subject of professional humor among electrical engineers. A must see video if you've not seen it before. Hillarious. (PESWiki Mar. 12, 2010)
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Latest: Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Fuel Pre-Heating for Mileage Improvement > Directory:Transonic Combusion -- TSCi Technology - Transonic Combustion, a finalist in ARPA-E's Energy Innovation summit, has a proprietary process that involves a catalyst and bringing the fuel to the "supercritical state" prior to injection into the cylinders, so that no droplets remain, and essentially all the fuel is burned, not wasting any, while also reducing emissions. (PESWiki March 9, 2010)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency / Directory:Hydrogen / Directory:Health / Directory:Water > Fractal Field Implosion Science Technologies - Company is developing a number of products based on the technology, including fuel enhancment, golden ratio hydrogen technology, bio-cascade dielectrics, magnetic pain relief, and magnetic water treatment for increasing crop yields. "An inspiring new order of pure scientific principles, the fractal field operates and expresses itself through phase conjugation."
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Fuel Cells > Directory:BloomBox Fuel Cell by Bloom Energy > Bloom vs. Solar: Which One Is Best? - Bloom is more expensive than solar, but available 24/7, though it has a higher maintenance requirement and shorter warranty period. Solar wins in the carbon footprint category and has already passed through the UL approval hoops. (Wired Feb. 24, 2010)
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Latest: Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Fuel Cells > Directory:BloomBox Fuel Cell by Bloom Energy > BloomBox poised to make distributed, cleaner power materialize - Bloom Energy, a Silicon Valley startup, has developed a fuel cell technology that purportedly will to be cheaper and cleaner than grid power. They envision seeing their fuel cell in every home in five to ten years with the average unit costing less than $3000 USD. (PESN Feb. 22, 2010) (Comments)
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Template: 43 / Latest: Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Engines > Directory:Massive Yet Tiny (MYT) Engine > News:MYT(tm) Engine submission for Popular Science 2010 invention award - "The MYT(tm) engine is a revolutionary new internal combustion engine with unprecedented power to weight ratio that has already been developed and tested. The engine has several advantages over traditional engines." Ultra light, fuel efficient, fewer moving parts, high power density. (PESWiki Feb. 17, 2010)
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Directory:Electric Vehicles > Directory:Electric Cars > Directory:Electric Cars > TREXA announces pricing details for DIY electric car - TREXA has announced a base price of US$15,999 for the lithium-powered, modular platform which is designed to facilitate the creation of custom "vehicle apps". "We believe that it’s time we put the automotive industry back into the hands of the people, by offering them a cost-effective, well-supported vehicle platform to design and build for." (GizMag February 9, 2010)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Hydroxy or HHO Injection Systems > 4 reasons to build a homemade hydroxy system for any car - Additionally after researching these homemade kits, plans and diagrams for over ten years now, going through thousands of these products at their shop, HHO Gas Kit Wizard has come up with the top 3 homemade hydrogen fuel cell kits available to help others like you wanting to purchase on of these kits. (PrudentPressAgency Feb. 8, 2010)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:GEET Reactor by Paul Pantone > Directory:GEET Reactor by Paul Pantone - Paul Pantone is looking to double the number of U.S. dealers to 100, and is thus offering additional week-long classes for those wishing to become licensed in this technology that allegedly can profoundly increase mileage and even make it possible for an engine to run on a wide array of alternative fuels. Reading between the lines, that even includes water. (PESWiki Feb. 5, 2010)
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Latest: Directory:Fuel Cells > Directory:Technology Management, Inc. > TMI's 1 kW fuel cell module for 3rd world deployment runs on wide range of fuels - A modular fuel cell technology can convert just about any fuel into clean electricity using a chemical process. Technology Management, Inc., of Cleveland, plans to market this distributed energy solution within the developing world where they don't have power, enabling them to grow their own. (PESN Feb. 5, 2010) (Comments)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Hydroxy or HHO Injection Systems > CTV Vancouver news report on Tap Water Scooter - Featuring one of the Vancouver Gadgeteers hydroxy units that he installed on his girlfriend's scooter, resulting in better mileage, more horsepower, and lower emissions. (MySpace Apr 19, 2009)
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Current events: Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Hydroxy or HHO Injection Systems > Directory:HHO Games > First annual all-day Hydrogen Builders Conference - Running from 9 AM to 5 PM on Jan. 30, 2010 in Sarasota, Fla., the objective of this event is to join funders with developers of hydroxy technologies for its myriad of applications including mileage improvement, toxic waste disposal, welding, home cooking, steam boilers, home heating.
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Latest: Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Engines > Directory:External Combustion Engines > Directory:Tommey Reed External Combustion Engine > Directory:Tommey Reed External Combustion Engine - Last week, Tommy Reed did a live demonstration on the Directory:SmartScarecrow Broadcast show, using compressed air. The engine allegedly could be 85% efficiency compared to 35% for the best conventional internal combustion engines. (PESWiki Jan. 28, 2010)

Directory:Flight / Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Flying Cars > Directory:Massive Yet Tiny (MYT) Engine > DARPA kick-starts flying car program - US Military scientists have announced the Transofermer (TX) initiative to ramp up research and development of a flying military vehicle that will hold up to 4 people and have the ability to launch vertically and soar when necessary and support range and speed efficiencies that will allow for missions to be performed on a single tank of fuel. (NetworkWorld Jan. 4, 2009)

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Latest: Directory:Zeitgeist / Event:2010:Top 10 Exotic Free Energy Technologies for Earth Transformation Conference > Top 10 Free Energy Stories of 2009 and Beyond - In 2009 we encountered plenty of amazing free energy claims, some of which still look very promising for bringing practical devices to market soon while others turned out to be bogus, or worse yet, fraudulent. New info and insights reflecting on the past year. (PESN Jan. 3, 2010) (Comment)


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