you can never miss it-fuel saving

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Fuel Economy' started by NancyFan, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. NancyFan

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    I don't quite know what to make of this. Seems like it should work...but it looks funny. I'm torn...So confused. I can say that I have always wondered about how the front plate affects aerodynamics, and have often wished that NY would simply allow us the option to not use it.

    :suspicious:

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    Hmmm... unsightly, but mildly amusing.

    The site says:
    "$1000.00 Reward We are offering an unconditional $1,000 Reward to
    anybody who can scientifically or physically prove that the fuel savings derived
    from Highway Glider is less than 2.5% of overall fuel consumption on any
    midsize passenger car at highway speeds of 75 mph or above with
    moderate head/tail winds.
    "

    Seems like nowadays most folks would be trying to avoid these speeds.

    You could reasonably conclude that the claimed fuel savings is as much a
    product of the tail winds as the product.

    Why not add, "and going slightly downhill," and compelety undermine the
    self-proclaimed benefits?

    [Edit] Oops, amidst the chuckles I almost missed it;

    Welcome to PriusChat, NancyFan
     
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    it is traditional to offer up scientific proof that your product works.
    they're offering a reward if you can prove it does not work.

    'designed and patented at MIT'. hm, whats the patent number?
    yeah, i found the patent number on their other web site - but it comes up 'not found' on the government's database.

    what does MIT mean - the institution of higher learning, or 'Made In a Tent'?

    maybe it works, maybe it doesn't. but i was originally from Missouri, you have to 'show me'.

    smells a bit like snake oil to me.
     
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    Well, there's no doubt that a pointed surface pushing through the air is more aerodynamic than a flat surface pushing through the air. In fact, I believe someone here at PC was working on a way to bend their front plate around their front bumper for just this reason. Jay, perhaps?

    At $7USD for three, there might be some payback. I drive so little at highway speeds (especially at or above 75mph) that I can't bring myself to looking into it.
     
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    fortunately, those are illegal in Texas
     
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    What's illegal in Texas?
     
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    I think they're technically illegal in probably many states. I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that in AZ any license plate cover, even transparent, is not allowed... although I haven't heard of anyone getting pulled over for it.

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    ahhh, yes.
     
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    yes, any form of license plate cover in Texas is illegal, as are any license plate frames that cover any part of the lettering on the plate itself.

    in louisiana, however, anything goes... thought about getting a PO Box over there and registering my car in LA :)
     
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