$10,000 Car That Runs On Air

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+48 1. samxgx commented 10 years ago

That's some ugly looking future...
why does it have to look like a inbred lady bug?
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+48 2. Persie commented 10 years ago

If we had just used this kind of cars from the start :|
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-11 3. cash115 commented 10 years ago

uummhh not sure :(
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-8 4. Natan_el_Tigre commented 10 years ago

Because it's French, #1.
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+48 5. Srchak commented 10 years ago

This is good idea but probably oil giants gonna do all they can to stop this to grow
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+7 6. cameramaster commented 10 years ago

Hmmmm......Just out of sheer curiosity....how much energy was used to create it in the first place and how much did that cost ?
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+7 7. loadme commented 10 years ago

80km/h max .. ok for the city
150-200 km range.. way too less. you need to get new air every now and then.
looks.. quiet ugly. but this could be enhanced

concerns?
it looks like it couldnt resist any crash test
and you AGAIN need a complete new infrastructure where you now could get compressed air
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+5 8. mmmendal commented 10 years ago

This video came to mind http://www.snotr.com/video/7266/Top_Gear_-_The_Reliant_Robin. Especially 2:20 of that video.
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+7 9. zoidberg-returns commented 10 years ago

2.37: "If you use a wind turbine to compress the air, the emission will be quite zero"...

And if you use a wind turbine to generate electricity, the emission will be quite zero...
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+6 10. andreas0816 commented 10 years ago

#9 If you use electricity to drive the car, you have to carry heavy batteries around.
And: There are not enough raw materials to build enough batteries for all cars in the world.
So this is a great idea in fact.
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+8 11. fumoffu commented 10 years ago

Running on air and _Compressed Air_ are two different things...
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+5 12. loadrunner commented 10 years ago

Compressing the air still uses electric energy, what still is made from gas, coal, and radioactive material. If they have a solar powered compressor it is a very good idea.
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-2 13. CommanderSlap commented 10 years ago

The range could be increased by having an air compressor inside the car, driven by a high power petrol engine. :D
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+1 14. andreas0816 commented 10 years ago

#12 Storing electric energy in batteries is a far bigger loss of energy than using it directly to produce compressed air. And, as already stated, you don't need big fat batteries and spare the weight.
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+5 15. Threeme2189 commented 10 years ago

Now just put a gas powered compressor on it to increase the range and...oops :x
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-1 16. Neutral commented 10 years ago

What? I assume we will need a blow job to travel in the future, if this works >:) >:) >:)
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+4 17. Benishu commented 10 years ago

#1 #4 and all others

Sure it's uggly but try to do better, cheaper and cleaner !
And think about that: do you prefer a nice car or a nice planet ::(|) ?
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-1 18. CommanderSlap commented 10 years ago

#17. "...do you prefer a nice car or a nice planet?"

A nice car.
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+1 19. Premtm commented 10 years ago

This is the best suited car for India, no wonder Indian automobile manufacturer TATA is looking seriously to import this technology into India... :)
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0 20. loadrunner commented 10 years ago

What about a pedal powered compressor or pump inside? in case air runs out before you get to a compressor.
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0 21. igorot commented 10 years ago

kodos to the inventor :(|) :(|) :(|) :(|) ::(|) ::(|) <3 <3 <3
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+1 22. snotraddict commented 10 years ago

Don't 3 wheel vehicles tip easily?
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+1 23. Sizzlik (admin) commented 10 years ago

#22 esp. when mr. bean is around ;)
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0 24. fixento2 commented 10 years ago

Forget the problems with refill, range and looks, when you compress air it creates heat results in needless energy loss. Not as green as advertised.
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+1 25. GhostInShell commented 10 years ago

Sadly but true a benzin or diesel car used, is cheaper then this plus u can buy up till a few years for it to run for same money :/

But great idea thou :)
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+1 26. gcleffff commented 10 years ago

you all so genius why dont you make one that you think it will help the earth. at least this guys are making a thing or two to help reduce to zero the use of fossil fuel.
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-3 27. Judge-Jake commented 10 years ago

Everyone seems to be missing the point here! This is one car, a first if you like. If it takes off (that would be cool you could fly everywhere)the designs will improve. It doesnt need to look like that, anymore than the model T Ford remained the only design of a Ford. This car could look like a Lamborgini if you wanted it too. I for one am more than pissed off paying £20 for enough fuel for a short journey to nowhere. The govenment would literally have to tax the air that we breath (albeit compressed)to get money out of the motorist.
There are a lot of cleaver bastards out there that would eventually get these cars doing 100mph+ and 250mpg or mpca I guess. :)

Also there is compressed air at most petrol stations, think about the queue for air if the guys in front are filling their tyres!
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0 28. sux2bu commented 10 years ago

#27 These CA cars require about 4500 psi in their tanks. You won't find that at your local gas station.
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0 29. Romi commented 10 years ago

#24 Oh yeah, so let's not try this and continue with the petrol extraction, factories and warss by extension...
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0 30. sux2bu commented 10 years ago

Four years ago we first saw this concept from MDI.

http://www.snotr.com/video/835/The_Air_car
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+1 31. YoArgentino commented 10 years ago

It's not about the energy source, nor the emissions: it's about how to make the energy mobile: gasoline tank, compressed gas, batteries, hydrogen fuel cell, or compressed air.
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0 32. ChainTexter commented 9 years ago

oh noes - a speed bump!