To: Osage Orange
I quickly checked out the specs on some fuel-efficient cars and found about a 5 - 8% difference in estimated mileage between a standard transmission vs an automatic. With the clutch out, a standard gives a direct mechanical connection between engine and drive train. I can't figure out where this new device gets (what, 42%?) its reported advantage.
It's almost like energy from nothing.
posted on 09/25/2008 6:30:03 PM PDT
There simply is not enough exisiting energy loss through the drivetrain to support these dubious claims.
Heck if I know....I just thought it interesting.
We shall see where it leads...
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