Posted by: ~KC~ | June 3, 2008

Is This For Real?? Apparently So…

I thought this was a joke… but apparently not … read here

What a great idea for an around town car. They aren’t the greatest looking vehicles but economical and environmentally friendly… yup! So here’s the email my dad sent me today … and I’d like to get a wee bit of a rile out of Old Iron

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This is the same company who, a few months back, came out with a car that costs only $2,500.00 new (but it’s not available in the US or in Canada, why does that not surprise me?).

A non polluting vehicle that eliminates the reason to buy gasoline from off shore companies. How bad is that?


AMAZING AIR CAR!

The Compressed Air Car developed by Motor Development International (MDI) Founder Guy Negre might be the best thing to have happened to the motor engine in years.

The $12,700 CityCAT, one of the planned Air Car models, can hit 68 mph and has a range of 125 miles. It will take only a few minutes for the CityCAT to refuel at gas stations equipped with custom air compressor units. MDI says it should cost only around $2 to fill the car up with 340 liters of air! The Air Car will be starting production relatively soon, thanks to India’s TATA Motors. Forget corn! There’s fuel, there’s renewable fuel, and then there’s user-renewable fuel! What can be better than air?

Check it out yourself and see – What A Cool Car! Enjoy! 🙂

This six-seater taxi should be available in India this year -2008!

Now If We Can Just Get It In The USA and Canada!

So… here’s more humor about recent gas hikes…

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Responses

  1. I have driven a car made by Tata before.

    Absolutely NO power and feel like you are riding in something disposable. Also something really interesting about this engine is the same arguement that have had for quite some time regarding compressed gasses as a fuel source for transoprtation; gas burns, COMPRESSED gas EXPLODES.

    Your call.

  2. They physics doof in me also says “340 Liters of air. Hmmm. At what pressure?” A certain quantity of gas relies on a volume and pressure to mean anything.

    Actually, even if it was just *air* (which would also go boom if the cannister cracked) you still have to put more energy into the system than you get out, so whether you get your energy from the wall plug (coal or hydroelectric, maybe nuke) or from internal combustion driving the pressurized gas source, it takes energy.

    I guess my biggest point is, if I use energy to fill a tank at the pump, I have to use at least the same amount of energy it would take me to travel the distance allowed by my tank because no process is without lost energy. So it’s never going to be cheaper and in fact, it’ll be more.

    So on the other hand, yes, if you use pressurized LP or whatnot you will get more energy at the rubber/road interface, but you’re still consuming hydrocarbons, which aren’t cheap in this market.

    It’s 2AM so if that is coming out garbled, ping me in the morning.


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