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88CRX 06-16-2008 02:51 PM

Compressed Air Car
 
A friend forwarded me an email:

Link is here:zev car

The car won't be able to meet US Safety Regulations, but it's interesting:


AMAZING AIR CAR FROM INDIA
This is the same company which a few months back-invented a car that costs only $2500 new. BUT it's not available in the USA. Why is it that a gasless vehicle that eliminates the reason to buy oil from foreign countries hasn't even been noticed by US manufacturers? How bad can this be for anybody, anywhere in the world -- except, perhaps, for the oil tycoons?

The Compressed Air Car, developed by Motor Development International (MDI) Founder Guy Negre, might be the best thing to happen to the motor engine, and people all over the world.
The $12,700 CityCAT, one of the planned Air Car models, reaches 68 mph, goes for 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 soon, thanks to India's TATA Motors.

88CRX 06-16-2008 02:54 PM

Thinking about it, it's a good idea. If you can get the range.

no combustion, so less energy loss via heat.

I guess it'll sound alot like an air impact wrench, or other compressed air tool.

What's interesting, the concern is freezing, because of the expansion of the compressed air.

Bigs 06-16-2008 03:02 PM

The design has been there for a bit! I think some Buses are running on this principle somewhere in the world! The MYT Engine can work on both air and fuel... Interesting for sure!

http://www.angellabsllc.com/

88CRX 06-16-2008 03:09 PM

Imagine an accident in one of those that ruptures a fully charge Tank!!!

meemooer 06-16-2008 11:29 PM

I really want the MYT engine. The design is mind boggling and it is so capable

ebacherville 06-16-2008 11:36 PM

if they made a 3 wheel version they could sell them as motorcycles in the USA.. Hell id pay the same price or more for a 3 wheel version.. if it came with a air compressor for at home to fill up with .. hell id pay 3500 for one witha home compressor or on board compressor for charging it up..

However .. wouldn't this be considered non powered motor vehicles.. its not using a engine per say..its just kenitic energy..


Also as for the air tank rupturing , i read up on these the air tanks are carbon fiber and if they rupture they cant explode , just crack open and release the air.. may be loud as heck but not explosive..

88CRX 06-17-2008 04:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ebacherville (Post 35443)
if they made a 3 wheel version they could sell them as motorcycles in the USA.. Hell id pay the same price or more for a 3 wheel version.. if it came with a air compressor for at home to fill up with .. hell id pay 3500 for one witha home compressor or on board compressor for charging it up..

However .. wouldn't this be considered non powered motor vehicles.. its not using a engine per say..its just kenitic energy..


Also as for the air tank rupturing , i read up on these the air tanks are carbon fiber and if they rupture they cant explode , just crack open and release the air.. may be loud as heck but not explosive..

According to the website, under products>comparison:
-it has an on board compressor that is plugged in an electric socket, which will take 4 hours to fill an empty tank. It's kinda like a battery that won't wear out. Maybe the gaskets...
-there is also the option of filling up in a filling station which would take 3 minutes

elepski 06-17-2008 07:22 AM

Hello all...

I have included a few clip from you tube about the MDI Aircar... maybe this will help dispel some of the myths i saw mentioned here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztFDqcu8oJ4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmqpGZv0YT4

88CRX 06-17-2008 10:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elepski (Post 35509)
Hello all...

I have included a few clip from you tube about the MDI Aircar... maybe this will help dispel some of the myths i saw mentioned here

The first video got silly in the end by saying it's a perpetual car, if an on board generator is put on to charge it self. If anything it started it's own myth. Perpetual motion!!!

I sure the car is Legit, but the video producer didn't know what he was talking about.

It's not free. I the same webpage i mentioned, annual cost is expected to be $220. That will pretty much from the power used to compress the air.

boxchain 06-17-2008 11:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 88CRX (Post 35292)
What's interesting, the concern is freezing, because of the expansion of the compressed air.

Air conditioning! :D


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