This I Believe

Jake - Montgomery, Minnesota
Entered on December 20, 2007
Age Group: Under 18

I Believe in Super Carburetors

Today’s average car gets about 20 to 25 mpg. Most trucks are getting 15 if they are lucky. Americans are beginning to have a hard time affording gas expecially at 3 bucks a gallon.

Over the past 50 years the cars haven’t improved by much. Back in the 1970’s cars were getting about 20 or a little more. Today cars get about 20 in the city and 30 on the highway, besides the few exceptions. Ok so we haven’t had improvement for efficiency but look at the progress we have made in technology. We now have cell phones and mp3 players. Instead of Huge house phones and big record players. We also have been shooting rockets into space. We have machines on mars and satellites’ in space like crazy. But still no improvement in mpg. This doesn’t make any sense to me.

I believe that the oil companies and the car manufacturers are keeping secrets. Maybe the oil companies have payed the manufacturers to not release the super efficient carburetors. They also have put EFI (electronic, fuel, injection) in cars today, making us believe that they are more efficient than carburetors. I believe that there is a carburetor out there that is super efficient. I googled it on the internet and a whole bunch of info on super carbs showed up and people’s names. I read on and the internet told me that the carburetors were released and cars with v8 engines were getting 100mpg. But once the oil companies found out they put lead and other additives in the gas. These carburetors could not run with the lead because the lead would clog up the system. So people couldn’t use them. The gas you get at the gas station is called unleaded gas, but still contains some lead, just enough to not allow the carburetors to work.

So why does the government allow this, expecially when we are worried about global warming. We could be saving the earth. Hopefully if supercarbs exist the government and oil companies will make an agreement that they can reveal these carbs and save the world and our pockets.