posted on Jun, 6 2005 @ 02:11 AM
Originally posted by orionthehunter
Whoever was president might get a big popularity boost as well if the price of gas dropped significantly and our economy got a big boost.
Um; where do I begin?
Just trust me on this one - If a presidential candidate endorsed this, he wouldn't make it to the White House. Also, when people use less gass, the
price of gas will rise because the oil companies are SOB's. The economy would continue to benefit the ultra wealthy while the normal would suffer
from high interest rates.
Also - this "technology" has been around for a while. Not to mention that the article misprints the Honda Insight's MPG. It's not 50, but more
like 60-70; some people have averaged 80-90mpg without chryogenically freezing their motor. It all depends on where you live and what time of the year
If you live in a high altitude area like Denver, Colorado, your car will probably produce around 80% of the advertized horsepower specs. Because of
the thinner air, the engine works harder to produce the power you need to get going than it would in say, Houston.
On the other hand, colder weather will improve engine performance as well as fuel economy. Colder air is more dense, so there is more air available
for combustion inside the chamber. Heat, on the other hand, will cause the parts of a motor to expand, and thus be less viscous, yielding more
friction and more wear, including decreased power and gas mileage.
Chryogenically freezing the components of a motor is majorly a guard against the above variables. Cold weather - warm weather, the engine will always
perform the same.