The invention of a small Icelandic company has sparked a rush on the product, thanks in part to how affordable it is.
Inventor Sveinn Hrafnsson, speaking to Morgunblaðið, said that the phone hasn’t stopped ringing and his shop has been packed from the minute the place is opened since his invention has been shown on the news. He and Helgi Hilmarsson have invented a device that uses hydrogen to reduce both emissions and fuel usage, and can be installed in automobiles.
The company they run, Thor Energy Zolutions, has been on the news before, when they invented a similar product for motorcycles in 2008. At that time, Sveinn noted that not only did the motorcycle use less fuel, it was also more powerful.
The device for automobiles costs between 68,000 ISK and 130,000 ISK (about 420 to 805 euros), depending on the size of the vehicle and the accessories the driver might want with it.
The shop is located on Vagnhöfði 9 in Reykjavík, and can be reached by phone at 581 1580 or 821 4823.
(Photo: Thor Energy Zolutions)