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Main Title Evaluation of the Fuel Maximiser : a retrofit fuel economy device /
Author Penninga, Thomas J. ; Penninga, T. J.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Test and Evaluation Branch.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Mobile Source Air Pollution Control, Emission Control Technology Division, Test and Evaluation Branch,
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA AA-TEB-82-2
Stock Number PB84-155316
OCLC Number 783828933
Subjects Motor vehicles--Fuel consumption--Measurement. ; Automobiles--Fuel consumption--Measurement. ; Automobiles--Motors--Exhaust gas. ; Motor vehicles--Pollution control devices.
Additional Subjects Automobiles ; Fuel consumption ; Exhaust emissions ; Air pollution ; Tests ; Fuel maximisers
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELCD  EPA-AA-TEB-82-2 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 04/09/2012
NTIS  PB84-155316 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 8 p. ; 28 cm.
This report announces the conclusion of EPA's evaluation of the 'Fuel Maximiser' a retrofit fuel economy device. The evaluation of the 'Fuel Maximiser' was conducted by request of the U.S. Postal service. The purpose of the evaluation was to determine if the device did perform as it was claimed. The 'Fuel Maximiser' device consists of a small coil of copper wire in a plastic enclosure which is positioned over the negative terminal of the vehicle battery. The device is allegedly creates an ion charge in the vehicle which modifies the molecular structure of the fuel, thus increasing vehicle fuel economy. The results of the EPA testing demonstrate that the 'Fuel Maximiser' has no effect on vehicle fuel economy. An evaluation of the 'Fuel Maximiser' device under Section 511 of the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act is available in EPA report EPA-AA-TEB-511-82-1, the NTIS order number is PB84-129881.
"EPA-AA-TEB-82-2." "November 1981." Cover title.