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Old 10-11-2011, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Here's an interesting link about a concept car to be manufactured in India. It purports to have zero harmful emissions but omits that you need electicity to compress the air and that power would generally come from polluting central power stations.......however IF all our electricity came from renewable and Nuclear sources we may be onto something here....the concept is simple enough.


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Old 10-12-2011, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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I saw that a few years ago. It would be pretty cool to have, could probably replace a regular car for most people.

Now if they would only build one...
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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I saw that a few years ago. It would be pretty cool to have, could probably replace a regular car for most people.

Now if they would only build one...
TATA Motors in India is supposedly building them.

Tata Motors' Air Car: Which Way Does the Wind Blow?

What Happened to the Compressed-Air Car? - 1-800-Recycling

IMO......the "jury is still out on this concept" although theoretically it seems like a good idea.......there are problems with the engine running at a cool temperature.
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:49 AM
 
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Cool stuff PITTS
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Thanx I found it interesting....... IF they can work out the engine temperature problems this could be a viable transportation option especially for urban drivers.

Also an electric/compressed air hybrid or compressed air/gas hybrid may be more technologically feasible at this moment.
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