A device that supposedly supplements vehicles with hydrogen power likely does not do everything it claims to do, an automotive expert says.
The device in question, invented by Sveinn Hrafnsson, supposedly uses hydrogen to reduce both emissions and fuel usage, and can be installed in automobiles and motorcycles. Grapevine reported that the invention has been a popular item of late.
However, Stefán Ásgrímsson – an editor for the Icelandic Automobile Association (FÍB) – tells DV that it is impossible the device is capable of doing everything it claims to do.
“I can’t actually say anything about the device except that there have been some inconclusive tests on it,” he said in part. “On the other hand, there are indications that it’s a hoax.”
Ágústa Loftsdóttir, a physicist with the National Energy Authority, agreed with the FÍB’s assessment, saying that the claim that the device’s supposed ability to reduce fuel usage by 30% is impossible.
Thor Energy Zolutions, the company behind the device, would not “get a few thousand crowns [if the claims were true] but likely a Nobel prize, and furthermore the basic laws of physics would need to be re-written,” Ágústa concludes.