(Virginia Beach, Virginia)
Could we all be this efficient?
I would probably like to own such a car if it was economic enough. I would imagine it would serve its purpose just fine for point A to B. It would not be a speed demon by any means.
If it was slated to come to America or Europe I can see the larger car companies lobbying against it. It would simply be too big of a thorn in its size with not using gas and not from them.
They mentioned in the article the impact on where the electricity came from. If people are not buying gas for it, the money they would be saving on gas would go to feed the electric bill, either costing more then they would save which would be bad, or saving some with the added benefit of not adding a larger carbon footprint.Barry's Response
- Anthonie, this car doesn't solve all problems, does it? It's a step in the "thinking outside the box" direction, though.
Oil companies would have an even bigger problem with this car than vehicle manufacturers. There are a lot of problems with this idea:
Any process changing energy from one form to another
has intrinsic friction. It's more energy lost to friction the more changes there are (e.g., fuel > electricity > compressed air > mechanical = 4 changes).
Decompression leads to ice forming on components. A rapid compression raises the cartridge's temperature. It loses pressure when it cools while resting.
These cars only go a few miles at this point in creation. We're waiting for solid proof on some claims for greater success.
Also, "Pnumovation" is awesome. What's the story behind that name?Search
this site for more information now.
We don't have solid answers yet, but we can dream...
Compressed air Cars. A symphony of innovation and efficiency in the future!
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