Car Performance

Corvette burns 7.2% less fuel with GasPods

Corvette burns 7.2% less fuel with GasPods

Car Performance with GasPods

Scroll down for examples of fuel savings for different placements and car body styles.

Many variables affect your cars fuel consumption and how much you might improve mpg with GasPods. To back up computational research, we’re measuring car performance by asking you, as one of our customers, to participate as a Test Team Member. Following a protocol that controls for individual variance in driving habits and conditions, Test Team Member participation verifies fuel savings in real world driving conditions for different types of car bodies.

Data gathered to date suggests:

  • Measurable benefits of GasPods start at speeds as low as 25 mph.
  • Best results are achieved by long distance commuters and road trippers who are driving primarily at highway speeds. Freeway drivers are seeing as much as an extra 6 mpg. Those driving at low speeds, with constant acceleration and slowing down, primarily driving in the city are seeing an extra ½ mpg on average.
  • Racks that run across the roof, perpendicular to the direction of travel, interfere with the flow of the air, and appear to limit the benefit of GasPods placed along the rear roof line.
  • Spoilers do just that, spoil the air flow or create drag. The jury is still out as to whether adding GasPods to spoilers helps.
  • Pick up truck drivers: If your bed is open, the enhanced air drops into the bed. We’ve had good results from pick ups with covered beds and are still gathering data from drivers with GasPods placed along the front cab roof line, just behind the front windshield.

Aerodynamic Hybrid – Toyota Prius

With a kit of 9 GasPods placed across the rear spoiler of his 2006 Toyota Prius, Test Team Member A.N. picked up an extra 4 mpg, averaging 43 mpg over 2010 miles of driving. Prior to installing GasPods his mileage averaged 38.8 mpg, logged over 2055 miles of driving. That is an 11% increase, consistent with reports we had previously seen from Test Team Members driving with GasPods similarly placed on the similar body type Honda Insight. More>>>

Hatchback Coupe – Volkswagen New Beetle

Test Team Membe AN, South Carolina, obtained peak mileage of 49.7 mpg on the highway driving a 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle TDI, manual transmission, 1.9 litre engine. That’s nearly 20% better than epa ratings. Overall mileage increased by an average 1 mpg, over 7,800 miles of driving, or a 2.81% increase in fuel efficiency.

Overall average baseline – before GasPods – driving was 45.7 mpg. Overall average with GasPods mileage is 47 mpg.
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Hatchback – Mazda 3 Hatchback

With the extra mileage from the GasPods, Test Team Member E.S. increased mileage from about 275 miles to 320 miles from a tank (maybe more), which is enough to get full business trips without having to gas up somewhere unfamiliar. It makes a big difference, logistically. And this is with driving 75-80 whenever possible, and with the sunroof open and windows often down.
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Hatchback – KIA Soul

The boxy juxtaposition of a station wagon, hatchback and mini-SUV of the KIA Soul improves fuel economy by adding GasPods to make it more aerodynamic.

Without GasPods on his 2013 KIA Soul, Berry Man 1 averaged 25.7 miles per gallon. With GasPods mileage averaged 27.75 mpg, in mixed city and highway driving. That an 8% improvement, or an extra 2 mpg. During the 2 week term of the test, The Berry Man saved $17.96, prevented 96 lbs of CO2 from entering the atmosphere, and saved 481 gallons of water for other purposes.
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Hatchback – Toyota Matrix

Test Team Member TH of Santa Barbara, California added GasPods to the rear roof line of his 2012 Toyota Matrix. He then drove 2,975 miles, over a 3 month period. His Toyota averaged 31 mpg. That is close to 10% in fuel savings over the previous 12 months during which TH logged 6,150 miles from his odometer, and averaged 28.2 mpg.
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The hatchback rear end drops off like a cliff. This shape leaves a vacuum that pulls back against the car as it travels through the air. This adds to gas consumption. GasPods are the optimized height to grab the air and accelerate it into that low pressure area behind a car that creates drag. GasPods offer a quick fix that can easily make most hatchbacks more aerodynamic...>>>Read More>>>

Hatchback – VW Golf TDI

Test Team Member GP of Beacon, New York documented 5.92% fuel savings over 4,796 miles of mixed city and highway driving in his 2012 Volkswagen Golf TDI (diesel). Offering real world driving verification of the link between the reduction in the drag coeffecient shown by computational studies. The computational studies were performed using a VW Golf car body, which we chose because it is among the world’s most popular vehicles, with nearly 30 million made, and the fuel efficiency rating for the “TDI” is high. This raises the fuel savings realized by adding GasPods in line with contemporary standards.
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His Comment: “I was skeptical at first when my boss, after hearing that I bought a fuel efficient car, sent me a link to the site and stated that maybe I could save even more fuel. I sort of laughed it off but then when I started reading about it and researched turbulators in general I decided to give them a try. I have to admit I was impressed. After purchasing my car I was attempting to break the 50-mpg average consumption threshold for the full tank and I was coming up shy. You can imagine how ecstatic I was when I easily broke that threshold after mounting the GasPods. The important point here is that I was already trying to get the best fuel economy I could before I even heard of GasPods, then after ordering a set and mounting them to my car I actually experienced further improvement. So to me this validates 100% that GasPods made the difference and not modified driving habits.”

Hatchback – Toyota Yaris

Test Team Member AH of Long Beach, California logged 4,438 miles of driving, without GasPods, to establish a baseline average of 32.8 miles per gallon. She then drove 7,165 miles with GasPods installed within the rear roof line of her 2009 Toyota Yaris, and logged an average 36.7 miles per gallon.
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Her comment: “I noticed the savings right away. I was able to drive longer between fill ups.” Her mileage logs show this to be the case. They also show that during the term of testing, her carbon footprint was reduced by 448 lbs., and over an acre foot of water was saved from consumption in oil and gas production.

Pick Up Truck – With Bed Cover

After installing GasPods on the rear roof of its bed cover, and driving more than 2000 miles on the same regular route, this same driver, and same 1999 Chevrolet Pick Up Truck, with bed cover, logged an average 11.83 mpg. Thats an extra mile per gallon, or more than 10% increase in fuel efficiency!

Prior to installing GasPods, this 1999 Chevrolet S10 pick-up truck, with bed cover, logged in with an average baseline mileage of 10.7 mpg.
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The bed cover is key to obtaining results. Placement of GasPods on the cab roof of an empty bed pick up, dumps air into the bed and does little to increase fuel efficiency, for mileage increase with placement on a bed cover as pictured.

SUV – Ford Flex

Over a total 3900 miles of driving with GasPods, as compared to 2222 baseline (without GasPods). This Ford Flex consumed 11 gallons less gasoline than it might have without GasPods. Its mileage increased by 3. 43 mpg, or 23.5%. Too good to be true? The fuel savings benefits derived by making your vehicle more aerodynamic with GasPods kicks into high gear at 45 mpg, and accelerates with higher speeds and distances. Most baseline (without GasPods) driving by this Test Team member was city to mixed, and there was more freeway driving during the first leg of driving with GasPods. So, we’ll throw out the freeway driving from this fuel savings calculation. City to City driving alone, Test Team Member TDF, Chatsworth, California, realized just under an extra mile per gallon, or a 5.2% increase in fuel efficiency with GasPods on his 2010 Ford Flex. 96 gallons of CO2 were prevented entering the atmosphere and 499 gallons of water were saved from permanent pollution by the oil and gas refinery process.
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SUV – Subaru Forrester

Ablitt’s Fine Cleaners, Santa Barbara, California, reduced the carbon footprint of its commercial fleet by adding a kit of 9 GasPods to the rear roof line of its 2012 Ford Transit Connect. Its driver logged 2,317 miles of mixed – city and highway – driving with GasPods on its rear roof line, between February 8 and March 23, 2013. The GasPods were then removed and he logged 2,339 miles of mixed driving with a bare roof line. The vehicle’s mileage went from 22.19 mpg with GasPods, to 20.88 mpg without. GasPods gave the fleet operator close to an extra tank of gas with each tank fill up.
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Test Team Member BF of St. Augustine, Florida, drives a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, with an average baseline mileage of 39.64 miles per gallon logged over 2,667 miles of driving. Averages over the first 1597 miles of driving with 8 GasPods show a 5.37% reduction in fuel consumption – an average 41.77 mpg. That represents a savings of $2.85 per tank of fuel, an extra 2.12 improvement in mpg, realizing an extra 30 miles per tank. 15 lbs. of CO2 prevented from entering the atmosphere, and 75 gallons of water have been left unpolluted.

Sedan – Honda Accord

Test Team Member FM of Oxford, Georgia, had already instituted a series of fuel savings efforts, which increased the mileage of his 1991 Honda Accord from an average 26.3 mpg, to 33.9 mpg. Even with this already strong 28.9% – savings, FM was able to achieve an additional mile per gallon, realizing a 35.1 mpg gallon average logged over 3,373 miles of driving.
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Van – Ford Transit Connect

Test Team Member SM, Branford, Conneticut logged 2,111 miles without GasPods on his 2011 Subaru Forester. He then drove 2,579 miles with GasPods placed across the rear roof line.During the test period, gas prices increased by 30 cents per gallon! With GasPods on his Subaru, SM saved 30 cents for every 2 days of driving, 45.42 fewer lbs of CO2 were released into the atmosphere, and 227 gallons of water were saved from pollution due to the refinery process
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Van – VW Westphalia

Test Team Member HR of Felton, California is keeping ahead of gas price inflation with a kit of 9 GasPods on his 1986 Volkswagen Wesphalia Vanagon. During the time that he logged his baseline mileage the average price he paid for gas was $4.05 per gallon. During the time that he logged his mileage with GasPods along the rear roof line of his Vanagon, the average price he paid for gas was $4.30 per gallon. Traveling an extra mile per gallon, the 5% savings realized, kept the price he paid per mile at an average 23 cents, both before and after. His mileage logs show an average savings of 25 cents per gallon of gas.
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Wagon – PT Cruiser

GasPods do not miraculously roll the cost of a family drive back to the days of cruising in my parents™ Woody, when gas prices were 31 cents per gallon – $2.48 in todays dollars. With many vehicles, such as Chryslers PT Cruiser, GasPods do roll it back a few years. Driver’s logging mileage first with, then without GasPods on their PT Cruiser logged fuel savings of just over 1 mpg, or 4.8%, in mixed city and highway driving.
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