Ultimate in fuel economy. I think it's for real??

Submitted: Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 15:14
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Check this from the New York Times.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/24/automobiles/autospecial/24air.html?_r=1&em&ex=1193371200&en=b6d24f853e5ac33d&ei=5087&oref=slogin

I've seen pictures of this TATA vehicle (no, it's not the $2500 petrol car that has been in our news recently)
This is another vehicle altogether that runs on compressed air. I cant figure how to post the pictures as they are embedded in an email. I thought it was a joke until I came across the NYT article. There seems to be a personal car, taxi and delivery vehicle version. Kind of like the Smart Car but selling for around $12000. Hard to imagine a 4WD version.
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Reply By: ellmcg - Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 22:00

Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 22:00
So where's the compressed air going to come from? Its only a method of transferring energy, you're still going to have to use energy to compress the air...
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Follow Up By: Member - Mfewster(SA) - Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 22:15

Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 22:15
Yes, but I guess that can be electric which is much easier to produce and distribute on existing networks.
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Follow Up By: Grungle - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 09:10

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 09:10
The car has compressed air tanks which you fill at home / servo. This drives a piston which makes car move. Second piston recompresses some of the air to extend replenishing intervals.

Top speed - 68 mph
Distance - 120 miles at lower speed.

Regards
David
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