Sonex Research, Inc., a leader in the field of combustion technology, is developing its patented Sonex Combustion System (SCS) piston-based technology for in-cylinder control of ignition and combustion, designed to increase fuel mileage and reduce emissions of internal combustion engines.
At the bottom of the screen, a calculation of the vehicle´s gas mileage at the current instant is displayed; it ranges from about 7 MPG (when I floored the accelerator from a stop) to 99 MPG (on any flat or downhill road).
Due to ethanol´s lower energy per unit volume, it should take more fuel to maintain a stocheometric (perfect) air/fuel ratio, which all newer vehicles will attempt to do (closed-loop fuel control being pretty much standard for the last 20 years).
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Mercedes Benz once managed to travel 633 miles without a refill in order to advertise a car that ´can take you farther on a tank of fuel than any other car sold in America.´ The term economical acquires a new dimension, even more so in times of gas-guzzling trucks, deceivingly nicknamed SUVs.
Many major gas companies offer a discount on your gas bill, you just have to know what to look for and who to talk to.
Under normal engine loads, this results in a stratified charge that puts a relatively rich mixture in touch with the spark for dependable ignition, then becomes leaner and leaner toward the cylinder circumference until it´s nothing but pure air.
Alas, with the total focus on clean emissions in the late ´60s-early ´70s, fuel mileage was completely overlooked, with the result that experimental steam cars of that era got worse fuel mileage than comparable gas cars.
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