Financially ripped off by the automotive industry?
Posted on Jun 10, 2010
I've heard it said the automotive industry probably has an engine that would get high gas mileage except for the fact they have it safely locked away in some warehouse with all the other motors that would improve the working stiff's lot in life. My thought is the government has no incentive to improve energy efficiency in the United States because of tax revenue issues. After all if every one of us installed solar or wind power generators the energy we use would generate no tax revenues for our bloated governments.
Today's news item is about high school students designing that engine that GM and Ford will purchase to hide in their warehouse.
Waukee High team used light aluminum and a small engine to achieve a car that can travel 152 miles on a gallon of gas.
"When the Waukee students finally arrived at the Adventureland parking lot for the competition, they powered their vehicle 38 laps around the course, which translated to 152 miles per gallon.
A car made by a team from Perry got 650 mpg to take first place."
Say what? They got 650 mpg?
I can hear those warehouse doors creaking open and slamming shut. The door is pushed by government workers fearful they will lose those fat pensions and high wages "earned" standing around trying to look busy.