How GasPods Work
GasPods Make Most Cars More Aerodynamic
Whether new or old, with its engine fueled by gas, diesel or electricity, making a vehicle more aerodynamic reduces its work load, which translates into an increase in mileage.
As all vehicles travel, turbulence, or drag exists where the stream wise air flow disengages from the car’s surface, most notably is immediately behind. Its engine must work harder to overcome that drag. Place a kit of GasPods at or in front of the place where air flow turns turbulent, where it disengages from the vehicle, and the stream wise flow extends further.
Another way to ask the question is, “Do GasPods Work?”
Answer: Your engine works. GasPods are passive, and simply by being placed so as to reduce that drag, the engine works less, which reduces its energy needs.
Car Performance with GasPods
Many variables affect your car's fuel consumption and how much you might improve mpg with GasPods. Test Team Drivers have reported fuel savings of between 2% and 17%. The 17% was reported by a long distance commuter driving a Prius C. The 2% was reported by a mostly city driver in a Yukon Denali (large SUV) with roof racks. Most drivers report fuel savings of between 4% and 11%. >1 mpg is our benchmark for GasPods benefiting your driving.
Wind Tunnel Test Videos
Streamlines generated by computational fluid analysis (CFD) highlight the effect of GasPods on airflow. Notice how smoothly the air streams past the car with GasPods. CFD simulates, and is one way the auto industry conducts wind tunnel tests today.
With over 30 years, and over 30 patents in fluid form product design, we decided to run the numbers on the AeroHance GasPods Project. We asked the World’s largest independent service provider of engineering simulation to tell us what happened to a vehicle traveling 35 and 65 mph when a kit of GasPods was placed across its rear roof line. For 8 days, 4 hours and 3 minutes, their super computer crunched the numbers, and found that GasPods reduced the vehicle’s drag coefficient by between 5.2% and 6.7%. That leads to a huge improvement in gas mileage from something so simple!