Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Onboard electrolizers promise increased fuel economy. Does it really work?

You've seen the ads "Run your car on water", "Water4gas", etc... Youtube videos abound of ordinary folks who, with a few parts from the hardware store, have cobbled together fuel cells and put up videos professing upwards of 50-100% increases in fuel economy.

It is certainly normal to approach these claims with a degree of skepticism. After all, if such a device exists, and can be made for under $100, then one might expect that the Hondas or Toyota's of the world would surely add them to a production vehicle.

Well a local news outlet has taken up the challenge to either prove or disprove the claims. You can see the results of their test here: