Why don't Mythbusters -
February 28, 2008 1:06am CST
Help prove that cars don't need fuel! They have checked out how to make a car more fuel efficient, but I don't think they have shown how easy a battery powered car is to make? These guys could help expose General Motors & oil companies, and get the official electric vehicle (EV) back on the roads! Imagine no more petrol people!
22 Jun 08
you know i had wondered for a while why with things as bad as they are for fuel why have our governments not been trying to change the types of cars we are using, i've seen electric cars, air powered cars, gas cars and even a type of fuel that is made from sunflowers but yet when you hear about them it's like a one wonder thing and then they fall back under all the paper work, i then realised why nothing is done about them and why they are not used or even pushed and it's all to do with MONEY! If air powered cars were out on the street people would never need to buy fuel again which would loose the oil companies billions instantly and so loosing the governments billions so instead they will just keep pushing prices up for fuel because they know we will pay for it. Then of course you have all this bulldust about wanting to save the environment but of course they want us to do our bit but the major thing they could do they won't because it would cost them money hypocrites at their best. I can honestly say i will never trust another politician they have done nothing but lied and lied and lied about anything and everything the only time they are not lieing is when they mouths are shut.
24 Jun 08
Yea true.. But its a big problem.. And is very hard to solve. I think it's stupid we are so addicted to oil to begin with. But also, to take away petrol in cars completely would hurt many people's pockets that rely on the coin these oil companies bank. So it needs to be a slow transition I think, or the world market will collapse. Which would suck for everyone I guess..
24 Jun 08
This is true indeed, BUT there are ways in which it could be done in a slow enough manner so that it would work but it will not be done or even thought about until there is no more oil left for us to drain from the earth then and only then will they look at other sources and again it will have something to do with the oil companies going into another market with the new source of fuel so that they can carry on making tons of money and the governments can carry on taxing us for it. At the end of the day the oil companies and the governments do not really care about us ( the little people ) or about the earth or environment ( even though they try to shove their " go green " rubbish down our throughts ) as vince mccmhaon says " it's all about da moneyyyyyy" We are the cash machines for these people and what ever they say and do we accept without protest because we are brainwashed so far that we think it's for our own good or the environments own good now though i think we are so dependent on them that we have lost all independence and will just accept and take what they say as gospel. the uk is one very very sad country right now for this problem and its only getting worse.
• United States
1 Aug 08
You can make better milage for your car and easy change into electric only need to get a mapway and some simple modifications and boom you got electric car, only bad thing it is way slow! We are fast people and gas people, so it prob be around when things are really really bad worldwide.
1 Sep 08
Thats not true. For starters it's just not that easy, I can't do it, can you? Maybe some versions of electric cars go slow, or not for long. But that is because the technology isn't public yet. There are plenty of EV (Electric Vehicles) that go faster, quicker than gas cars, and not only that, you will still get your 400 miles from a single charge, why aren't they in use? This is my question? It is a frustrating topic because so many people are misinformed about the whole deal. Due to media. O well, what can I do, nobody cares ....
• United States
3 Feb 09
They DID do a mythbusters on this stuff.. None of the alternate systems were deemed to be worth the effort. One thing I'd like to point-out though, in reference to "green" car technology.. If you have a battery that you plug-in and charge, you are primarily using electricity from either a Coal-driven reactor, or a Nuclear Power plant. Congratulations, you've changed your polution to another location. One system that looks impressive though is the Hydrogen cell system. I'm working on a version of it that's much stronger than the system they showed on Mythbusters. I can get 30lbs of gas pressure, instantly and constantly.. rather than the crappy two/three bubbles every 3 seconds that they busted on the show. My only problem at this point is the amount of water the system goes through. They showed that hydrogen, just run directly to the carbuerator from a tank, would run the car, but they didn't have a regulator system on it, and it backfired.. (which was funny as hell).
• United States
12 Jun 08
They did, In the magazine Popular Mechanics. They compared a regular gas powered racing go-kart to a modified electric go-kart on the track. The results were surprisingly close to each other. Also on the discovery channel they have some sort of Green challenge show where they take a performance vehicle ran by gasoline and compare it with electric prototypes. So far I have seen drag strip motor cycles and snow mobiles compared.