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Alcohol injection makes autos more climate-friendly, more efficient

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posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 01:37 PM
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Now that Obama has given much of Chrysler to Fiat, and the Chinese are buying Hummer, you'd think we could spend some "stimulus" money on American technology and American industry to get the "results" he says he wants.

But the environment, emissions, and efficiency aren't really the "results" Obama wants from the imposition of his agenda on us and our capitalist producers, are they?

deny ignorance

jw

[edit on 2-6-2009 by jdub297]




posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 01:39 PM
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Ummmm, Ummmm, Are you trying to say that our 'Fearless Leader' has alterior motives in the quest for a green world??? Naw,, your not like that are you???



ZIndo



posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 01:58 PM
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Originally posted by jdub297
Let's see.

Obama commits $60 billion to GM and it might survive bankruptcy to import Chinese micro-cars, but he gets to own and control it.
Obama commits $15 billion to Chrysler, gives most of it to the UAW and FIAT, and he gets to own and control it.

Obama gives nothing to Ford, but they lead the world in producing fuel-efficient, minimally polluting cars.

Why doesn't the US give some money to the US car-makers that know what they are doing?


"You can't come close to Obama's projected price with a hybrid," says David Cole of the Center for Automotive Research, a transport analysis company in Ann Arbor, Michigan. "With alcohol injection you've got a great shot at it; it's a very viable technology."


www.newscientist.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

jw



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On the Ford thing...are you serious? I'd give that title to Toyota or Honda. I've had Fords, and they are anything BUT fuel efficient, with exception to the Festiva, which these days is hard to come buy.



posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 02:13 PM
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The new Ford Focus Diesel that they only sell in Europe for now gets 50-60 MPG and is the newest of diesel green tech.Its the damned EPA and the forced design comming from the micromanaging from DC that has ruined the car companies. Many of the greatest and most coveted autos are the European versions that for some reason our benevolent EPA won't allow here. It raises the cost of any auto here by 3-4 thousand dollars and does nothing to improve our so called carbon footprint!

Zindo



posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 03:07 PM
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The 2010 Focus Hybrid, the prototype F-150 in the article, and Festiva are the best approaches we have.

The hybrids Honda and Toyota make do very well, but these are priced so far out of reach that they are not really 'mainstream' vehicles.

Our EU-only products also do well, but we can't drive them here.

If you've got the money, you could get 0 emissions with the Tesla, but that isn't going to help us meet Obama's emissions and CAFE by 2016, is it?

jw



posted on Jun, 5 2009 @ 11:56 AM
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The use of methanol/water injection in diesel and gasoline engines is already a popular means of cooling the combustion chambers of high compression engines with forced induction..... The mixture is directed into the air intake ahead of the super or turbo charger, instead of being forced into the combustion chamber at the top of the compression stroke, relying on boost pressure actuation of a switch, instead of a knock sensor...... AEM and Snow are two of the more popular units on the market at this time, and are producing, longer engine life, higher fuel mileage and power figures for those that know how to tune their engines to take advantage of these units...... It is surprising how many little econo box cars are running boost with inter coolers and M /W injection, and getting over 40 mpg at 80 and 90 mph on the highway.



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