by RazorMK

What happens if...?

What happens if...?

Compressed air car...I dont think I will ever buy one, except if everyone has one. If it's mass produced, I think it will serve its purpose, but I don't think it will be allowed in America...Europe? - maybe.

If its compressed, in a crash the air canister might explode, doing massive damage on the car and mostly important to the driver and passengers.

Anyways if it does get in mass production, I don't think it will be soon, it will probably be too complicated.

I think the future is in hybrid cars, although they aren't as often seen.

Barry's Response - Razor:

We all need to think about these statements. It's either the car design or the publicity.

What's not to like about a car that doesn't use gas? Whether that be an electric or compressed air car, the car does not have any atmospheric emissions on the road. It can only be good.

There are dangers and kinks to work out. Typically, the cylinders hold air at a pressure of 30MPa, about 300 times the atmospheric pressure at sea level. There's a good chance that would rupture with a lot of force, so safety measures are needed.

Good news: it's not flammable. Cylinders are made of a material that cracks and releases air, but doesn't release small bits of solid material. That's great.

Still, once we work out the bugs (and that might just be publicity), this thing might be ready.

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by: Daniel Gutierrez

I don't like the article because it seems like it is just thrown together from nothing but opinion. I would rather have read an interesting article with a mix of opinion and fact.

From Barry - It's true that the article doesn't provide any concrete evidence. In the end, the author's input is somewhat based on their own quick survey of available information.

Research and evidence often back up interesting articles that combine facts and opinions. It's interesting to read opinions, but they're hard to believe and don't give the whole picture.

However, I welcome input from others as well.

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