Electricity Improves Gas Mileage

 

 

Electric cars are in the future but electricity can actually be used to improve gas mileage by up to 18 percent in almost any car on the road right now.

According to tests at the Department of Physics at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Electrorheology, a process invented in 1947, is the key, and it could save 300 million barrels of gasoline, or 150 million barrels of diesel annually in the U.S.

Simply stated, a tiny bit of electricity is given to the gasoline before it's injected into the engine's cylinders and lowers the viscosity of the fuel making the droplets more efficient.

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