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    From Yahoo:

    Air Car Ready for Mass Production

    The world’'s first commercial compressed air-powered vehicle is rolling towards the production line. The Air Car, developed by ex-Formula One engineer Guy Nègre, will be built by India’s largest automaker, Tata Motors.

    The Air Car uses compressed air to push its engine’s pistons. It is anticipated that approximately 6000 Air Cars will be cruising the streets of India by 2008. If the manufacturers have no surprises up their exhaust pipes the car will be practical and reasonably priced. The CityCat model will clock out at 68 mph with a driving range of 125 miles.

    Refueling is simple and will only take a few minutes. That is, if you live nearby a gas station with custom air compressor units. The cost of a fill up is approximately $2.00. If a driver doesn't have access to a compressor station, they will be able to plug into the electrical grid and use the car’s built-in compressor to refill the tank in about 4 hours.

    The compressed air technology is basically just a way of storing electrical energy without the need for costly, heavy, and occasionally toxic batteries. So, in a sense, this is an electric car. It just doesn't have an electric motor.

    But don't let anyone tell you this is an "emissions free" vehicle. Sure, the only thing coming out of the tailpipe is air. But, chances are, fossil fuels were burned to create the electricity. In India, that mostly means coal. But the carbon emissions per mile of these things still far outdoes any gasoline car on the market.

    Unfortunately, the streets of North America may never see the Air Car, though; it's light-weight, glued-together fiberglass construction might not do so well in our crash tests. However, that does not mean the Air car is confined to the sub-continent. Nègre has signed deals to bring its design to 12 more countries, including Germany, Israel and South Africa.

    And this isn't the last we'll hear of the technology. The folks making the Air Car are already working on a hybrid version that would use an on-board, gasoline-powered compressor to refill the air tanks when they run low. Negre says that technology could easily squeeze a cross country trip out of one tank of gasoline.
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    WTF?

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    Thank you for contributing.

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    Your welcome

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    If the car had its own on board solar panel it might have a chance.

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    Awesome, now if we could only take care of the cow farts.

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    Better?

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    They could develop a Hot Air car. That would be even cheaper to refuel as all you would need would be either a Fox News or a C-Span broadcast.

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    too dangerous...semi's are gonna crush those

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    Quote Originally Posted by CuervoPH View Post
    They could develop a Hot Air car. That would be even cheaper to refuel as all you would need would be either a Fox News or a C-Span broadcast.
    Whats wrong with C-SPAN? I think you meant CNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN.

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    CNN fits too...I was just remembering a few congressional debates I watched briefly on C-SPAN2...it was interesting to a point, but enough hot air to refuel a fleet of these cars...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CuervoPH View Post
    CNN fits too...I was just remembering a few congressional debates I watched briefly on C-SPAN2...it was interesting to a point, but enough hot air to refuel a fleet of these cars...
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    Government will tax air.

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    Keep your religion out of my government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CuervoPH View Post
    They could develop a Hot Air car. That would be even cheaper to refuel as all you would need would be either a Fox News or a C-Span broadcast.
    Bada-bing....*cymbal clash*


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    Default Re: Air Car discussion thread.

    When I first saw this, I thought the thread meany "Air Care." Then I realized it meant Air Car. So I was hoping for it be a flying car. Halfway through reading this, I realized it wasnt a flying car at all. When I saw the picture, I laughed.
    With that being said, if it could be made to be as strong as a regular car in north america, that would be fine with me. Anything that will cost less than gas is good by me.
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    man if they really want these cars that don't pollute to become popular they shouldn't make them so fucking ugly.
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    Default Re: Air Car discussion thread.

    More importantly, why don't they make them big enough for people over 4 feet tall?

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    Oh.

    Thought we were talking flying cars here.

    Eff.

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    The french are developing the Air car...only problem is it gets where its supposed to be an hour late.
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    It's so cute.

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    I want one. It's really cute. I like how it's purple.
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    I would punch that car in the face.

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    Reserve tank:

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    That car is so adorable. I want one for my puppy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmoneyak View Post
    Bada-bing....*cymbal clash*
    the "bing" is the cymbal clash.


    and that car sux.
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    it looks like Steve Urkel's car.

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    this pics even more jesus

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    that thing is awesome.....i would really hope that it gets a chance in North America
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    I would play air guitar in an air car.

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