A new fuel system for motor cars has been developed in the U.S.A. that appears?
A new fuel system for motor cars has been developed in the U.S.A. that appears to significantly reduce pollution emissions while increasing engine efficiency and fuel economy.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Pasadena, California, has converted conventional cars to use petrol and hydrogen gas and claims tests show 25 per cent improvement in fuel economy. The new features of the engines allow it to operate leaner - which means with greater amounts of air. This reduces the engine's combustion temperature.
The original test car stores hydrogen cylinders in the boot where the gas is fed by lines to the engine. In the new one, a generator located in the engine compartment produces the hydrogen required, directly from the car's petrol.
The joint NASA project with the Energy and Research and Development Administration aims at having a test car built by one of the big three manufacturers in late 1978. Eventually all of the research information on the new idea will be handed to the car industry so it can evaluate the commercial potential of the hydrogen-enriched fuels concept for future use in mass-produced cars.
In the United States, a new fuel system for motor cars has been invented, which appears to reduce pollution emissions, while increasing engine efficiency and fuel economy.