Let me get this straight: We have the chance to pay $120 to make our cars less fuel efficient? O_o
Fuel efficiency is probably not a concern for people that buy V8 trucks. Lol.
But on a serious note, I’m really surprised car makers don’t offer an option/switch to disable this. Seems like AFM would be terrible in situations when you’re towing things or have a heavy load in the truck bed.
It isn’t about fuel efficiency. The GM AFM has been known for causing premature lifter failures.
This is emission cheating device. It is illegal to use. If you want more instant power, get Electric car. You get what you want and don’t have to feel bad about increasing the negative impact on air quality. For more information, go to electricauto.org
To launch EV shopping assistant, go to https://plugstar.com/
How is this illegal?
" increasing the negative impact on air quality" ??
Do you have any idea where electricity comes from? It’s not ‘pollution free’. In fact, electric cars create MORE pollution than a gasoline powered car in the long run.
That said the (drastically overpriced) Tesla is/can be a awesome, powerful car.
No, electric cars do NOT cause more pollution than ICE cars. They cause quite a bit less pollution. That lie was justified by comparing an EV vs an existing ICE car that somebody might drive for another 10 years and didn’t include any of the pollution cost in making the ICE car.
Yeah, I’ll get right on buying that electric pickup truck…
this isn’t an emission cheating device. In fact, emissions are not affected at all. in fact it’s approved by CA Emissions Compliance. https://ww3.arb.ca.gov/msprog/aftermkt/devices/eo/d-751.pdf
Yes, you will have to unplug the device during emissions test. Why? it goes into the same port the ODB2 scanner goes.
this is similar to other aftermarket device that disable the “turn your car off at a stop sign” (which are not “emission cheat devices” in fact they are “prevent your starter from failing earlier devices”) This device prevents a situation when you are towing where all of the sudden you lose have your torque and your MPG drops because half of the cylinders turn off.
I got to know, where do you think electricity comes from in the US? Due to the current infrastructure of the US more than likely your electricity is coming from coal or nuclear plant. If everyone drove electric cars we would have worse pollution (because people are cheap and lazy and would just open up more coal plants).
Bingo, that is the issue. Trying to trick the fuel mileage game is hurting engines.
Rivian is making some really cool ones. They aren’t cheap, but most of the big ICE pickups aren’t cheap either.
Sounds as though someone doesn’t know that electricity comes mostly from coal and nuclear power plants - and that making the batteries for those cars causes far more pollution than driving a car with a combustion engine ever could. But it FEELS good, so…
Electricity comes from the electrical outlets. DUH!! Do you smell any air pollution when you use those? NO. (Well, I did when I hooked up my 30-amp butthurt detector at Starbucks, but that only happened once…)
Depends upon where you live. In my area, most of our electricity comes from renewables (wind, solar). Our house, specifically, is 99.999% solar, which I use to charge my plug-in hybrid. Our combination of solar and Tesla Powerwall makes us nearly totally self-powered (only requires power from the grid to actually start the A/C unit, but running it is self-powered). And our grid is mostly renewable-powered.
At least on one of my cars, you don’t need some “aftermarket device” to deactivate the Stop/Start technology. There’s a button on the dash to do so. I do use it on a few occasions when I’m on a street that has a lot of stop signs. But, for the most part I’ve become accustomed to the Stop/Start and it hasn’t negatively affected my driving or my car’s reliability.
I just use my 6.7 liter Cummings diesel truck. Don’t need any else.
Y’all can debate the gasoline vs electric scooters
Well this is partially true. Three reason there aren’t more nuclear plants opening is most people like the idea of the cleaner energy just nobody wants them built anywhere near them. This makes it almost impossible to get new plants approved to be built.