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What if there's no water nearby for a boat though. With a boat you have so much more to do such as dock it, and sailing would too slow, and if the water way is frozen over in the winter then what.

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I always wondered whether it were possible to buy petrol directly after it was processed from the crude oil, rather than having to buy the petrol from the big oil companies.

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I have wondered if my Honda Rebel gets nearly 85 MPG at times, what would a diesel fuel injected Honda Rebel get?

Or fully atomizing the gas, & running it off fumes. Instead of wastefully injecting a spray that doesn't get 100% burn?

 

300 MPG perhaps? 3,000 MPG? I'd love to know!!! haha

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I think about the only viable solution to perhaps get better gas mileage in a car is to remove all unnecessary weight in it such as stuff in the trunk/boot, replace the spare tire with a can or two of flat sealant, and then get low rolling resistant tires which many of those 40 mpg gas cars use along with hybrids. The problem though with low rolling resistant tires is the lack of grip they have.

 

I wonder if having the whole fuel system cleansed professionally to remove carbon deposits helps?

I know having that done will lower emissions allowing a once failed vehicle to then pass emission/MOT tests, possibly give the vehicle a littler more power, however I don't know if it increases the mpg.

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Or import some of those fancy european cars that get half decent milage, but have an embargo on them because America.

 

(That sentence is completely unsubstantiated, but I wouldn't be surprised if it were true)

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The only thing is there'd be a necessary need for the manufacture to at least being doing business in the U.S., and importing parts would be high priced.

 

What we've seriously needed for a long time are more cars equipped with efficient clean diesel engines (then there'd be no need for hybrids) like what's available throughout Europe. The only current players in the U.S. willing to bring it over are the German manufacturers and the only non-luxury German brand doing it here is Volkswagen, yet there's still a premium buying a diesel engine car and a premium at the pump with at least a $1 cost over gas.

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So how much does gasoline cost in USA & UK at the moment? On average?

In litres, please! :P

 

WinAppini2 is correct. $0.95 per liter.

Yes, there is a tax on motorcycles. Mine was about $97 for the whole year.

To put things in perspective, it would be like gas dropping to $0.31 liter if you rode a Honda Rebel, because lots of cars only get 25 or fewer MPG.

 

Ford makes small block diesel cars for Europe that get about 75 MPG.

I don't get why we can't have them here. Heard the excuse was "They didn't pass emissions testing".

I believe cars that only get 25 MPG produce 3x times more emissions than that.

 

:o

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Ford makes so small block diesel cars for Europe that get about 75 MPG.

 

Due note when watching TV shows like TopGear or Fifth Gear that state a car gets something like 75 mpg that number wouldn't calculate over here because they're using a different rating system for mpg, for us I've heard it would be more like 40 mpg or thereabouts which Volkswagen Jetta equipped diesel cars already get here.

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Interesting, although in the VW Jetta and Passat sold here we don't get the 1.6L TDI engine, then again the Jetta and Passat which are sold here are exclusive to North America and are bigger than the European versions.

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The only thing is there'd be a necessary need for the manufacture to at least being doing business in the U.S., and importing parts would be high priced.

 

What we've seriously needed for a long time are more cars equipped with efficient clean diesel engines (then there'd be no need for hybrids) like what's available throughout Europe. The only current players in the U.S. willing to bring it over are the German manufacturers and the only non-luxury German brand doing it here is Volkswagen, yet there's still a premium buying a diesel engine car and a premium at the pump with at least a $1 cost over gas.

 

Actually, Ford DOES produce 75 MPG (or higher) vehicles.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w4QGMPyRi0

 

They just don't sell them here, because "There are business reasons why".

 

Ain't that sad? We produce em here, then sell em' overseas?

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That 75 MPG does not calculate for the U.S., which countless U.S. car magazines on YouTube have clearly stated in their car reviews.

 

In car reviews on YouTube such as those by CarBuyer in the U.K. where they state a diesel gets 50-70+ MPG if that exact same car were to be sold in the U.S. it wouldn't be rated at the same MPG. For a reference look on YouTube for a car sold here in the U.S. and find it's U.K. version with the same engine size, etc., and the MPG they talk about is totally different.

 

What would be more interesting is a diesel+hybrid, I know there's at least one car company working on it.

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I got close to 60mpg with my old '94 Geo Metro. Was a great little car if you didn't want to go up any hills or want saftey features.

 

 

Here's a 80mpg car for you all. The Peel p-50

p5003.png

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Safety?

Has living EVER been safe? LOL!

 

As long as you watch for curves, intersections, & always give the vehicles in front of you PLENTY of distance from your car, you should be relatively safe.

Or, as safe as one could reasonably expect to be, till the day that they should die.

 

-> You can keep paying for triple the gas & enter retirement when your 80 & kicking the bucket. I'll take the savings, please!!!

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Diesel + hybrid + total fuel atomization (full fuel burn) + fuel injection + turbo chargers?

 

Just give me a teleporter for some real atomization. :P New York to Tokyo in 5 seconds, any takers?

 

 

Here's a 80mpg car for you all. The Peel p-50

p5003.png

 

If you ever got bored driving it you could always physically pull it along with you. :lol:

 

I had a battery powered toy car about that size when I was a child, which I think got the electric eMPG of about 3 minutes.

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In the wake of hurricane sandy, my older sister watched price gouging in action: A gas station owner marked up his gas 20¢ purely because he could.

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Wow that's messed up

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In the wake of hurricane sandy, my older sister watched price gouging in action: A gas station owner marked up his gas 20¢ purely because he could.

 

Welcome to America! People that price gouge will often get very bad publicity though, or worse an irate customer returning to gouge something else.

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Makes me glad that I don't personally own a car :)

Which is possibly not the attitude a mother has when driving her son to college :D

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Just give me a teleporter for some real atomization. :P New York to Tokyo in 5 seconds, any takers?

 

Actually, they are working on that: -> http://inhabitat.com...-under-an-hour/

 

New York to Los Angeles or London in about 45 min to an hour, & Beijing being 2 hours.

 

Sorry it isn't 5 seconds, but vacuum tube travel is estimated to be 4,000 mp/h (6,437 km/h).

 

Also, please see: -> http://www.et3.com/

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