A Gallon of Gas Can Power an iPhone for 20 Years

It's true. According to Bill Colton, a VP at ExxonMobil, a single gallon of gas has enough energy to charge an iPhone once a day for 20 years. Of course, that's never going to happen but it's a point ExxonMobil uses to stress the fact that there is a lot of energy in gasoline.

That number is striking though. 20 years? And then you think about what gasoline is used for, fuel for our cars, and it all makes sense (kind of). Our cars which are three thousand some pounds and can hit upwards of 100 mph for miles upon miles rely on gas to work. If gas has enough energy to power that, it definitely has leftover resources to pump up our phones.

ExxonMobil goes on to say that gas is one of the lightest and most energy dense fuels there is, which I could not care less about because all I want now is somebody to figure out how to transform a gallon of gas into a chargeable resource for my iPhone. [ExxonMobil via @wirecutter, Image Credit: alexmillos/Shutterstock]