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Transonic’s fuel injection system improves the fuel economy of new cars and trunks and is a cost-effective way to meet strict emissions standards. The injector can be used in conventional cars, and will cost less than trying to turn a car into a hybrid.
Why it’s cool:
The fuel injection is a near-term solution to improve fuel economy–and on a larger level, to stop using so many gosh-darn fossil fuels. There’s no major infrastructure change needed, either. In addition to running on gasoline, the injector is also planned to run on ethanol and biodiesel– yay, renewable liquid fuels!