What would you think if someone offered you, for $1000, to increase your fuel mileage by almost an order of magnitude? How about a statement that every single vehicle in America can be pushed above 100 miles per gallons? Well, one exhibitor at WIREC made this claim.
Okay, perhaps you and I are fellow citizens because, for this, I’m from Missouri: Show Me!
And, a booth display and lavish claims just don’t provide the proof of the pudding that makes me embrace this claim that would, if true, do a tremendous amount to solve America’s oil challenges overnight.
The Pre-Ignition Catalytic Converter (PICC) is advertising as improving fuel efficiency by ‘cracking’ the gasoline prior to ignition rather than having gasoline go through the ignition process for the Catalytic Converter to then handle unburnt gas molecules in the exhaust. The claim is a substantial increase in the engine’s fuel efficiency. At one point in the web claims, the statement is up to five times increase in fuel efficiency. Based on the “case study,” this seems a conservative claim as
we got 9X the fuel efficiency from a gas guzzling 318 V-8 Chrysler engine. … Before the PICC modification, the engine used 18 pounds of fuel. At an average weight of 6.15 pounds per gallon for gasoline, that would equal 2.93 gallons of fuel. Converting that into miles per gallon, it got around 22 mpg.
researchers then switched the fuel injection process to the PICC Modification and ran the engine under the exact same conditions for another hour. Now, the engine used only 2 pounds of fuel instead of 18 — an increase in efficiency of 9x. In other words, the vehicle traveling at 65 mph up a 30 degree incline for an hour would have obtained almost 200 mpg!
Now, “while the IPCC is being developed,” you too can get efficiency savings immediately. The Hydro-Assist Fuel Cell (HAFC) kit provides the capacity to add hydrogen into the fuel prior to ignition “which burns easily and powerfully and enriches your fuel mixture, giving you added mileage and power.”
We Absolutely Guarantee a Minimum of 50% Increase in Fuel Economy.
And, there are many satisfied customers, such as Dale P from Seattle, Washington,
“I’m tickled pink … I’m driving around in a car that gets 85 mpg. Couldn’t be happier!”
Wow. Don’t you want to be happier too?
Anyone else ever seen The Music Man? Why, for example, is there no discussion about the energy cost implications of the hydrogen fuel?While the claimed “gas mileage” increases might be true, isn’t this because there is another fuel being added to the equation? That is just one example …
The video on the site is interesting watching. The Declaration of Energy Independce by Better World technologies opens: “You might have a hard time believing what you see … ” Absolutely right. And, that this video reminds me of bored moments watching the Home Shopping Network doesn’t boost my confidence. Does this mean that the PICC is Energy Con? No, but this Missourian says “Show Me!” before he’ll declare it Energy COOL.