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mpgomatic kickstarterYou, too, can help fund a video series in which used cars are retrofitted (in a minor way) to get better gas mileage. Consider it your contribution to the ecology.

Daniel Gray of Princeton, NJ, is pitching a YouTube series called Ain't Fuelin', in which top-selling cars like the Honda Civic, Kia Soul and Volkswagen Golf get their improved thanks to aftermarket components.

"Our goal is to bring a bit of new car magic to the vehicles that folks already own," reads part of the pitch on Kickstarter, a microfunding site. "We've had some great conversations with a range of potential sponsors in the automotive industry, but now it's time to put the pedal to the metal."

As of this writing, 62 backers have stepped up to commit about $1,800 towards the project. Gray says he needs to raise $7,777 (perhaps he's superstitious or something) by April 5 to get what he says is the needed start-up funding for the project. Check out the Kickstarter pitch video below.



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      Daniel Gray
      • 2 Years Ago
      Many thanks for picking up the story, Danny! This has been a crazy ride. Here's the campaign page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2135996394/aint-fuelin
      Giza Plateau
      • 2 Years Ago
      Try electric instead
        Daniel Gray
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Giza Plateau
        Electric is super cool for folks that can afford it (and fit it into their lifestyle). This has the potential to cut carbon with every used car ...
          2 wheeled menace
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Daniel Gray
          Don't listen to debbie downer over here. Keep kickin' butt Daniel.
          Giza Plateau
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Daniel Gray
          This has no potential whatsoever
          Daniel Gray
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Daniel Gray
          If I hadn't the time on this that I have, and if I hadn't spoken to the folks that I've spoken with, I might be inclined to think the same thing, Giza. I am looking forward to proving you wrong. :) Thanks for the kind words of encouragement, 2WM!
      2 wheeled menace
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yay, thanks for reporting on MPGomatic. One of my long time favs.