Thursday, June 02, 2005

Cryogenic Hybrid Car Gets 120mpg

Americans guzzle 65 billion gallons of fuel a year and lately we have been paying a pretty penny at the pump. But one man is making a tank of gas, literally, lasts him two months. He is freezing the price of gas by freezing something else.

David Hutchison is a Cryogenics expert. A few years ago he began an experiment on his hybrid Honda, freezing the engine components.

The results were a fuel-efficiency dream.

A hybrid Honda typically gets really great gas mileage anyway, around 50 miles to the gallon, but David Hutchison's cryogenically tempered engine has been known to get close to 120 miles a gallon. “You should expect a “Cryo'd” engine to last anywhere from 600,000 to 1 million miles without wearing out,” Hutchison says.

Racers have picked up on David's trick of cryogenically freezing car parts. It is now widely accepted among NASCAR and Indy-car racers.


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