Saturday, July 19, 2008

Hydrogen Conversion Kit Saves 20% On Gas Bill

Australia - Two brothers installed hydrogen converter in their car. The success from this hydrogen conversion led to a savings of 20% on gas bill!

- reported by Today Tonight on Yahoo!7

Get your copy of Do-It-Yourself Hydrogen Conversion Kit and start saving money on gas.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Tax Credit for Hybrid Car

The IRS (Internal Revenue Service) has, since 2005, begun to give tax credits for people who adopt the green technology. Previously, tax credits were only apply to gas-electric hybrid automobiles. This clean fuel burning deduction policy was replaced by the Energy Policy Act in 2005.

Under this act, a tax credit is minused directly from the total amount of federal tax owed by the taxpayers. This reduction can even resulted in a taxpayer not having to pay tax at all. You can look for additional information from your car's manufacturer or local dealer to confirm on your vehicle's allowable tax credit.

Every taxpayer will be eligible for this tax credit if their hybrid vehicle was bought after January 1st, 2006. This tax credit also applies even if your car was placed in service after the said date.

A hybrid vehicle is defined to have drive trains powered by both an internal combustion engine and a rechargeable battery. In addition, most of the current hybrid vehicles qualify for the tax credit.

It is important to note that the credit is permitted to only the original purchaser of a new qualifying vehicle. Under this condition, the leasing company may claim the credit if the said vehicle is leased to a consumer.

Tax Credit for Hybrid Car:

1. Make: Chevrolet
Model: Malibu Hybrid, Credit Amount $1,300
Model: Tahoe Hybrid 2WD and 4WD, Credit Amount $2,200

2. Make: Ford
Model: Escape Hybrid 2WD, Credit Amount $3,000
Model: Escape Hybrid 4WD, Credit Amount $2,200

3. Make: GMC
Model: Yukon Hybrid, Credit Amount $2,200

4. Make: Honda
Model: Civic CVT, Credit Amount $0 to $2,100 depending upon the purchase date.

5. Make: Mazda
Model: Tribute 2WD, Credit Amount $3,000
Model: Tribute 4WD, Credit Amount $2,200

6. Make: Mercury
Model: Mariner Hybrid 2WD, Credit Amount $3,000
Model: Mariner Hybrid 4WD, Credit Amount $2,200

7. Make: Nissan
Model: Altima Hybrid, Credit Amount $2,350

8. Make: Saturn
Model: Aura hybrid, Credit Amount $3,000
Model: Vue Green Line, Credit Amount $1,550

9. Make: Toyota
Model: Camry Hybrid, Credit Amount $0 to $2,600 depending upon purchase date
Model: Prius, Credit Amount $0 to $3,150 depending upon purchase date
Model: Highlander Hybrid 4WD, Credit Amount $0 to $2,600 depending upon purchase date

10. Make: Lexus
Model: RX 400h 2WD and 4WD, Credit Amount $0 to $2,200 depending upon purchase date
Model: LS 600h L Hybrid, Credit Amount $0 to $1,800 depending upon purchase date

Information is correct as at January 2008.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Free ebook - The Truth About Hybrid Cars

I've recently got hold of an ebook titled "The Truth About Hybrid Cars". It's a 33-page pdf, 154kb. If you want to have a read, feel free to download it here:

Table of Contents
- Introduction
- Just What Is A Hybrid Car
- Is A Hybrid Car For Me?
- So Do I Have To Drive Differently?
- Do They Really Save Gas?
- How Can I Get The Best Gas Mileage?
- What's The Future For Hybrid Cars?
- Wrapping It All Up
- Other Resources You May Want To Explore


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Homemade Hydrogen Fuel Cell Hybrid At The 2008 Olympics

The 20 hydrogen cars, based on Volkswagen Passat Lingyu, were manufactured by Shanghai Volkswagen on its latest fuel cell powertrain platform. The powertrains are supplied by Shanghai Fuel Cell Vehicle Powertrain Co., Ltd (SFCV), Tongji University and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC). The hydrogen cars will provide courtesy services and inspection tours between Olympic stadiums. It is likely that 500 hydrogen-engine cars in a green car fleet will be in service during the Beijing 2008 Olympics. - Source: PESWiki

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Build Hydrogen Converter For Better Gas Mileage

A 42-year old man from Cicero, Doug Bowen, built and installed a hydrogen converter near the engine of his SUV successfully and has since lowered his dependence on gasoline.

"I get a much sharper acceleration and the engine runs a lot smoother and (carbon dioxide) emissions are less," Bowen said. Hydrogen is explosive, but he never feels in danger while driving. "There's not enough hydrogen that it could blow up the car." Read full article

If you are thinking of getting yourself a water power car, visit this website HYDROGEN FUEL FOR CARS.

Students Build Hydrogen Car

We're always looking for a good alternative to soaring gas prices. A group of middle schoolers from the Treasure Valley are getting a lot of attention, nationally, for a possible solution that they've been researching.

"Some people might ask, 'why don't you just use an electric car?', but electric cars right now takes six to seven hours to charge them up and they don't go as nearly as far, and that's why we looked into hydrogen," said Kevin Brown, another team member. "It is pumped like gas."

Way To Go Guys!
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Little Hydrogen Cell Vehicle Video - KBCI-TV

Friday, June 20, 2008

Hydrogen Generator Boosts Gas Mileage

News Channel 5's Joel Massey visited Hixson, a company that offers installation of pre-built hydrogen generator to your car. According to Hixson, drivers could experience an improvement to gas mileage between 30 to 70 percent. Hixson also cautioned car owners on damages to the vehicles if these hydrogen generators are not properly installed. Read full article

If you choose not to buy a pre-built hydrogen generator, you can opt for a homemade hydrogen kit for your car. It's much cheaper and produce the same results. Read the reviews here,
Compare HHO Car Conversion Manuals.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Can Sex Sell Green Products?

This actually gives me ideas for a new pick-up line hehe!!

New research commissioned by General Motors in the US finds that women would be more interested in chatting to a chap in a hybrid car than something with a bit more vroom under the hood. Nothing is more foolish, of course, than when men make grand statements about female desire, and I'm pretty sure this will 'o the wisp will have evaded the marketing droids at GM.
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"The survey even claims that for 45 per cent of 18-43 year-olds, having a car without green or environmental credentials is deeply unfashionable." - A pal of mine says, in his opinion, these women are just trying to appear 'deep', when in fact they look superficial. I guess a woman who had a boob job, nose job, collagen lips, fake tan etc... will look more 'fashionable' in a green car... opposites attract!

"80 per cent of American car-buyers would find talking to someone with a green car more interesting than someone driving a hot new sports car." - Really? 80 per cent? Were those interviewed environmentalist? Wow!

Run Your Car On Water - Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does it really work ?
A: Yes; this is well-established technology dating back to stainless steel. But be sure to follow these instructions using the proper mechanical and electrical assembly techniques, as this plan incorporates the best qualities of several techniques.

Q: How does it qualify as "free energy"?
A: If you're paying someone for the water you use, then it is not strictly free. But the alternative is to keep buying into expensive gasoline and its resultant hydrocarbon pollution.

Q: Is it safe?
A: Technically, it is safer than running on fossil fuel because you are no longer choking on your own emissions (health-wise). In general, it is practically as safe as your current gasoline arrangement. You will be installing a few simple safety devices, using current automotive standards.

Q: What kind of performance can I expect?
A: Properly adjusted, your modified vapor-only fuel system will run cooler, and at a modestly higher power level. The mileage performance expected from this design ranges from 50-300 mpg (of water), depending on your adjusting skills.

Q: Can I do the modification myself?
A: Why not? If you don't have any mechanical skills, and you know someone with basic mechanical and/or electrical skills, you can even delegate some of the construction. If you are using a fuel-injected engine, you may have to get a mechanic's opinion. (There will have to be an adapter inserted into the fuel-injection system, just as you would have to do if you were going to run on propane, hydrogen, or natural gas.)

Q: What is the environmental impact that my vehicle will have?
A: It will be producing H20 steam (water vapor) and unburnt O2 (Oxygen). Hence, it will be cleaning the environment, rather than dumping nauseous toxins into it. Plus you will be helping to save our dwindling supply of atmospheric oxygen. Any excess vapor in the reaction becomes either steam or oxygen. You can also expect to be receiving more than casual interest from those around you.

Q: Isn’t this really a steam engine?
A: No. Really. Exceedingly high temperature and pressure are not used. This is strictly an internal-combustion engine (burning orthohydrogen) with residual steam in the exhaust as a by-product.

Stephen Chambers 'Apparatus for Producing Orthohydrogen and/or Parahydrogen' US Patent 6126794
Stanley Meyer 'Method for the Production of a Fuel Gas' US Patent 4936961
Creative Science & Research, 'Fuel From Water'
Carl Cella “A Water-Fuelled Car” Nexus Magazine
Peter Lindemann “Where in the World is All the Free Energy”
George Wiseman “The Gas-Saver and HyCO Series”
C. Michael Holler “The Dromedary Newsletter” and “SuperCarb Techniques”
Stephen Chambers “Prototype Vapor Fuel System”

Green And Mean Cars

2008 Detroit Auto Show

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

6 Ways You Are Wasting Gas

With all the worry over fuel prices, you'd think drivers would do whatever they can not to waste gas. But look around and you'll see lots of them tooling around as if they owned their own tanker fleet. One of them might be you.

1. Racing away from green lights
2. Racing up to red lights
3. Condusing the highway with a speedway
4. Bumper-buzzing
5. Driving standing still
6. Short hops

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6 Days With A Plug-In Hybrid

Reported by Tyler Hamilton:

Last week, I had the opportunity of test driving a vehicle that, in a variety of driving scenarios, uses considerably less gasoline than conventional cars. When booting around the city, it almost uses no gas at all. Instead, it relies mostly on electricity from the grid. Just plug into a wall socket overnight and you're ready to go in the morning.

Interested? You should be – it could be the kind of car sitting in your driveway 10 years, even five years, from now. Read more

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Tips To Get Better Mileage - Save Money On Gas

The best way to burn less fuel is to buy a car that gets better gas mileage. But our tests with a Toyota Camry and other vehicles show there are ways to minimize what you spend at the pump with your current car.

1. Drive at a moderate speed
2. Drive smoothly
3. Reduce unnecessary drag
4. Don't use premium fuel if you don't have to
5. Minimize driving with a cold engine
6. Keep tires properly inflated
7. Buy tires with lower rolling resistance
8. Avoid idling for long periods

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Friday, May 30, 2008

Taking A Gas Holiday This Summer?

High fuel prices will probably keep Americans closer to home this summer, despite the gas-tax "holiday" supported by Hillary Clinton and John McCain that would shave 18¢ off every gallon of gas through Labor Day and save most families an estimated $30 this summer (while costing the government $9 billion). A recent poll by AOL and Zogby found that 30% of Americans have changed their vacation plans because of high fuel prices. On websites like Ecomodder and Daily Fuel Economy Tip, drivers are learning how to save by driving smarter, hunting down deals, finding alternative modes of transportation or, at worst, finding creative reasons to spend less time behind the wheel and more time relaxing. "People aren't canceling their trips outright," says Marie Dodds, a spokeswoman for AAA, "but they are definitely looking into other options." Read more

Green Cars - LA Auto Show, November 2007

Through the eyes of Hank Green, Brotherhood 2.0. Cool!

Paul McCartney Furious Over "Green" Delivery

Musician Paul McCartney was reportedly enraged after his new eco-friendly car was delivered by jet.

The former Beatle was expecting his new $168,000 (€105,562) Lexus limousine to be delivered to his native Britain by ship, but was reportedly reeling in anger after the green car was jetted over from Japan.

Transporting the car by air meant the delivery created a carbon-footprint nearly 100 times larger than if it was shipped to the UK - and McCartney was fuming about the manufacturer's actions. Read more

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Cannot Afford A Green Car?

Tom Cochrane likely wasn't thinking about his carbon footprint while singing about driving "all night long" on a metaphoric highway.

But today's environmentally savvy commuters and vacationers place great emphasis on the impact their vehicular habits are having on the planet.

Trading in your gas-guzzling SUV for a fuel-efficient hybrid car is one alternative, but there also are smaller choices mobile Canadians can make involving gadgets and small vehicles that can help lower greenhouse-gas emissions, conserve energy and reduce hazardous materials from piling up in landfills. Read more