Are the oil companies and car companies working together????

@nw1911guy (1135)
United States
February 8, 2007 5:36pm CST
I was reading a site recently and there was mention made that the oil companies and car companies don't want us to have more efficient cars and clean burning oil. Why? Well the cars would last longer and the oil companies wouldn't make as much off the oil. This website mentions putting acetone in the fuel to increase it's atomization in the combustion chamber. Anyone else curious about this? Here's the site link: http://www.lubedev.com/articles/additive.htm
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@liamg1 (63)
9 Feb 07
It sounds completely capable too me all this collusion, that is. they obviously want us too spend a lot on our fuel, and car companies want us too change our cars often, so thay probably will do this. That is all IMHO althoguh.
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@mansha (6301)
• India
9 Feb 07
Yes I do agree with this thing.Its not very surprising news in this age of consumerism. I have met a few people who jsut by adding a hole in the carburator at a precise point have ncreased its efficiency ten times more. I don't think that car companies have so dumb engineers that they can not introduce that in their cars. But why such simpe things are not done in their cars when they introduce new models. As it reduces profits ofthe oil companies. India has manufactured its first electric car, Reva and its not that well marketed as other cars, why is anyone's gas sorry guess,lol.
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@weemam (13389)
9 Feb 07
yes I think they are in cahoots but i time they will have pie in their faces when we are all driving about in out electric cars . xx
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@soadnot (1606)
• Canada
8 Feb 07
say byby to the electric car, have you seen the movie "who killed the electric car?" its amazing
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@sunshinecup (7882)
8 Feb 07
Hubby as been saying this for a few years now. He siad the car companies will by the rights to cars that will run off other things other than gas, and then will destroy it. I can't read the article, puter is running really slow tonight, but that is what many think any way.
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@webduck (238)
• United States
8 Feb 07
It sounds completely plausible to me. I mean the collusion. Why wouldn't they? They both have something to gain. I don't think I would put an additive in my car, unless it was something well-known and widely used. You know darn well that they have the ability to make more efficient cars, and the oil companies are just "getting theirs" while the oil holds out.
@AJMSmith (113)
9 Feb 07
If the case against the oil/car companies was true why does you car today do such better milage than it did 30 years ago?
@nw1911guy (1135)
• United States
9 Feb 07
Uh, I'm not sure how things are in your country, but here in the US, cars are not any more economical than they were 30years ago. The power level has gone up but economy really hasn't. My Jeep still only gets about 17 miles per gallon. Maybe it's possibly you have legislation in your country that prohibits them doing anything like they do here.