• Feb 10, 2009
Don't you just hate it when the truth gets in the way of a great story? Some of biggest whoppers making the rounds these days involve the use of water for fuel. It's been said before and we'll say it again: claims of massive fuel mileage increases with these systems are false. Now, the Federal Trade Commission has gotten itself involved by taking legal action against Dutchman Enterprises LLC and United Community Services of America Inc., makers of the Hydro-Assist Fuel Cell. The company claims that its unit, which costs a little over a thousand dollars, is guaranteed to improve the fuel mileage of any gasoline-powered car by at least 50%. There's only one little problem. It won't.
According to the FTC, using this device could actually result in net loss of energy. While there is technology out there that can generate electricity from hydrogen, this so-called fuel cell is not the same thing and its use will not result in any of the astonishing claims made by its creators.

[Source: The Press of Atlantic City]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Thanks for linking to the site autoblog, the 'official' site is hilarious! I laughed out loud at much of it, especially the 'testimonials' from the mechanics: http://www.hafctechnology.com/

      also be sure to read the FAQ for a good time
      • 5 Years Ago
      Prison sounds like a good idea to me.
      • 5 Years Ago
      How about actually doing something about anything labelled ‘Green’ or ‘Eco’ altogether
      • 5 Years Ago

      Ladies and Gentlemen, the results are in! THE F.T.C. LOST!!!

      Send for the transcript in the NJ Federal court. It has been proven by the laws of todays science not the science of 50 years ago, that it is now possible to get the increases. There was a vehicle outside the courthouse waiting for the court to test that was getting over 100 MPG. The system is patented and as any intelligent person knows the patent office will not approve everything submitted; it must be viable if the patent office issues the numbers.

      Check my website, part is posted there. http://www.preignitioncc.com/GreenGas/

      I won't pretend to be able to go toe-to-toe with the know-it-alls on science, that was already finalized in the transcript in FTC court; I know it works and as the R & D continues all vehicles will benefit!

      The difference between the HAFC system and others is the additional computer installed to tune the engine. If you do not teach the onboard computer to run more efficiently, by design, it will default back to its starting point with no gain.

      Lets look at the facts of getting better fuel miles...the oil companys make less profit, the state and federal governments receive less tax revenue, the automobile manufacturers sell less engines due to less carbon build-up, less carbon into the air means better air quality (sorry Al). Your engine will last longer and you get better performance, you pay less at the pump and the U.S. gets off the foreign oil vice grip! Acording to the fuel cell insider this will create about 600,000 new jobs. Currently the ASE website cite 475,000 certified mechanics.

      http://www.fuelcellinsider.org/2008/10/

      Should an ASE emissions trained mechanic be looking to further their careers, I will help, if possible. Go to the website www.preignitioncc.com/GreenGas/ and review the mechanics section and request more information, the choice is yours to make.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I actually watched a perfectly sane person with a long history of successfully building high performance engines fall victim to the claims of a scam like this one. As my father always pointed out, if these things really did what they said they did, the major manufacturers would be either buying or stealing their technologies. That they're not speaks volumes.
      • 5 Years Ago
      THANK YOU for finally doing something about this.