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Your car stinks

Dec 09, 2015

Cars stink. Just ask Clara FORD

Your car sticks, literally

If you drive a gas or diesel car /truck your vehicle stinks ! This is what Clara FORD told Henry but he didn’t listen.

Read about it on Inside EVs and Cleantechnica .

This is still true today in 2015 and will be as long as gas cars exist.

A gas cars burns a gallon of gas that weighs about 6 lbs and makes over 20 lbs of pollution by combining with good clean oxygen. So the odds are more than 2 to 1 against us. This doesn’t even count the pollution make from drilling, pumping, transporting, storing and spilling. A cold engine is worse. An out of tune engine is even worse. Old cars and motorcycles don’t have any pollution controls and make a lot more pollution. Gas lawn equipment is very bad. It seems impossible that a gallon of gasoline, which weighs about 6.3 pounds, could produce 20 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) when burned. However, most of the weight of the CO2 doesn't come from the gasoline itself, but the oxygen in the air. When gasoline burns, the carbon and hydrogen separate. The hydrogen combines with oxygen to form water (H2O), and carbon combines with oxygen to form carbon dioxide (CO2). A carbon atom has a weight of 12, and each oxygen atom has a weight of 16, giving each single molecule of CO2 an atomic weight of 44 (12 from carbon and 32 from oxygen). Therefore, to calculate the amount of CO2 produced from a gallon of gasoline, the weight of the carbon in the gasoline is multiplied by 44/12 or 3.7. Since gasoline is about 87% carbon and 13% hydrogen by weight, the carbon in a gallon of gasoline weighs 5.5 pounds (6.3 lbs. x .87). We can then multiply the weight of the carbon (5.5 pounds) by 3.7, which equals 20 pounds of CO2!

A gas engine is less than 20 to 30% efficient and that is after it warms up. So most of the fuel is wasted and makes pollution.

The fuel in a gas tank can explode. Just check the FORD Crown Vitoria and Pinto. A tank of gas is equal to about 2 sticks of TNT. Read below. When comparing gasoline and dynamite from a power point of view, one stick of dynamite will be the equivalent of 30 liters of gasoline, which roughly corresponds to a half of a gas tank of an automobile. In any case, the power available is considerable and should always invite a high degree of caution when the possibility of an explosion involving gasoline presents itself.

So why would anyone drive a vehicle that is so inefficient, makes deadly exhaust, carries fuel that can explode and burns unless you never had a choice before ?

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