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Old 05-25-2021, 02:59 AM   #8 (permalink)
Isaac Zachary
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Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
Battery hybrid solves other problems too, like keeping the AC running while the engine is off. By electrifying everything, all systems can operate regardless of the ICE running. Compressed air would need a similar way to run accessories.
There are non-hybrid vehicles with start-stop systems. Of course those still have the option to idle the engine of need be. But maybe an air motor vehicle could work in a similar way.

Or use a second small air motor for the accessories.
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