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Thread: Gallon of Gasoline Could Charge Your iPhone Once a Day for 20 Years

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    Default Gallon of Gasoline Could Charge Your iPhone Once a Day for 20 Years



    Bill Colton, a VP at ExxonMobil, recently claimed that one gallon of ExonnMobil gasoline (because it's so much different from every other gasoline) has enough power to charge an iPhone once a day from twenty years.

    Gasoline harnesses a lot of energy no doubt, but it seems odd to tout a fuel's ability to power the iPhone when that fuel is usually used to move 3,000 pound vehicles around. Honestly, it seems quite logical that a single gallon of gasoline could power an iPhone for 20 years. Imagine how far a single gallon of gasoline could push a iPhone sized car around.

    The rest of ExxonMobil’s press release goes on to talk about how their gas is one of the lightest and densest fuels blah, blah, blah. We should all be driving around in electronic cars or at least vehicles that get 100mpg+ by now. Go watch the documentary Gashole and see how not angry you are(decent movie, but good information).

    But, I digress. Until gasoline can be utilized as a charging resource for my electronics this information is as useless as the nuclear batteries researchers claim could power your laptop for 15 years straight without a charge. Bring it to market already. A little decaying atomic material never hurt anybody. It can't be any worse than cellphone radiation right?

    If only I never had to charge or replace the battery in my phone, or laptop, or future Android wife. If only.

    Source: ExxonMobil [via Gizmodo]
    Last edited by Phillip Swanson; 12-23-2011 at 12:34 PM.

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    What a load of crap comment by Exxon. Potential energy is one thing, but to try a PR stunt like that is bullcrap.

    I guess we shouldn't expect much more than this behavior from big oil. They're almost as disingenuous as the tech industry.

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    Source of energy means nothing, it's all in the load and how it's processed to the load. That has nothing to do with gas.
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    Why would you get Android wife, when you can haz Apple wife?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samandrew View Post
    Why would you get Android wife, when you can haz Apple wife?
    That was random

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samandrew View Post
    Why would you get Android wife, when you can haz Apple wife?
    Like

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    Quote Originally Posted by TooSlo View Post
    What a load of crap comment by Exxon. Potential energy is one thing, but to try a PR stunt like that is bullcrap.

    I guess we shouldn't expect much more than this behavior from big oil. They're almost as disingenuous as the tech industry.
    +1

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    I'm surprised this article didn't claim that gasoline was the "Devil's Drink" at the end there.

    Liberal bias is so engrained everywhere that people don't even realize they're doing it anymore (which, I guess, is the point).

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    what was even the point of exxon saying that?

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