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Posted by tu3031 2013-01-22 16:47||
#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||
#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
Posted by lord garth 2013-01-22 17:37||
#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||
#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||
#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||
#7 You certainly have a way with words, #6 swksvolFF. ;-p
Posted by Barbara 2013-01-22 19:08||
#8 Exciting to watch, maybe. Not so much if you're the one riding the torpedo.
Posted by gorb 2013-01-22 21:02||
#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||
#10 (at fire sale prices)
Ouch! That one stings.
Posted by SteveS 2013-01-22 22:11||