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2013-01-22 Science & Technology
The car that runs on air: Peugeot Citroen unveil new 117mpg hybrid
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Posted by tipper 2013-01-22 16:24|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [282 views ]  Top

#1 ...and it's as ugly as I thought it would be.
Posted by tu3031 2013-01-22 16:47||   2013-01-22 16:47|| Front Page Top

#2 That one is tu3031, but
The revolutionary system will be able to be installed on any normal family car without altering its external shape or size or reducing the boot size, provided the spare wheel is not stored there.

Posted by tipper 2013-01-22 16:59||   2013-01-22 16:59|| Front Page Top

#3 runs on gasoline

uses compressed air for energy storage

similar systems have been tried in the US- a major problem is that to avoid rupture of the containment the compressed air vessel ends up with a lot of steel and thus adds weight to the
vehicle
Posted by lord garth 2013-01-22 17:37||   2013-01-22 17:37|| Front Page Top

#4 What's the difference?
The govt will just raise the gas tax up to $40 a gallon if we cut our usage down 90%.

It will still cost just as much to drive as it ever did, maybe more with the GPS mileage unit on your dash billing you for every mile you drive.
They are already crying about collecting less taxes as fuel efficiency improves.
Posted by Sheart Poodle7011 2013-01-22 17:51||   2013-01-22 17:51|| Front Page Top

#5 Until the gov reduces safety standards cars will remain heavy and gas mileage will be a challenge.
Posted by Rjschwarz 2013-01-22 18:05||   2013-01-22 18:05|| Front Page Top

#6 I was looking for some psi ratings as well; because the sudden rupture of a highly pressurized gas storage is very exciting.
Posted by swksvolFF 2013-01-22 18:07||   2013-01-22 18:07|| Front Page Top

#7 You certainly have a way with words, #6 swksvolFF. ;-p
Posted by Barbara 2013-01-22 19:08||   2013-01-22 19:08|| Front Page Top

#8 Exciting to watch, maybe. Not so much if you're the one riding the torpedo.
Posted by gorb 2013-01-22 21:02||   2013-01-22 21:02|| Front Page Top

#9 They wanted to use lithium-ion batteries but Boeing bought them all.
(at fire sale prices)
Posted by USN,Ret. 2013-01-22 22:00||   2013-01-22 22:00|| Front Page Top

#10 (at fire sale prices)

Ouch! That one stings.
Posted by SteveS 2013-01-22 22:11||   2013-01-22 22:11|| Front Page Top

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