New invention will slash fuel bills | The Nation | Breaking News 24/7 - NEWS.com.au (22-05-2005)
: "A MELBOURNE invention that claims to slash vehicle petrol bills by up to 20 per cent and reduce harmful engine emissions will go on sale tomorrow.
The Vaporate Fuel Saving System is the brainchild of Shaun Rigney, 44, of Doncaster.
Vaporate, which will retail for a recommended $289 and must be fitted by a mechanic, will be distributed by Repco.
Mr Rigney said it worked by enabling vehicles to use petrol that normally was spewed into the environment.
He said most cars wasted between 15 per cent and 20 per cent of petrol because they failed to turn it into vapour.
Vaporate added heat to a fuel system, ensuring all petrol was vapourised and used.
Mr Rigney, who spent more than seven years developing the device, said extensive testing had shown four in five family cars and four-wheel-drive vehicles fitted with the device used between 10 per cent and 20 per cent less fuel."