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PostSubject: Air Powered Car. Yes, you heard me right.   Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:44 pm

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13746_7-10187871-48.html

Among the plethora of alternative fuels being put forth to replace oil,
the most odd might seem simple: air. But MDI International, based in
Luxembourg, showed off a car at the 2009 Geneva auto show that runs on
just that. What motivates the little AirPod concept is the energy from
compressed air stored in a tank at 5,000 pounds per square inch (PSI).


The driver sits alone in the AirPod, turning the front wheel with a joystick.(Credit: CNET)




The AirPod vehicle is small, holding just three passengers, with a
single seat facing front for the driver and a bench facing backward for
two more people. MDI claims a range of more than 112 miles in an urban
setting, and less than two minutes to refill the 46-gallon air tank.
But even though the AirPod can reach speeds of just less than 45 mph,
the air-powered engine produces only 8 horsepower, suggesting slow
acceleration.
Because of the low horsepower, the AirPod is designed to be
exceptionally light, coming in at 485 pounds. Because the air tank and
engine don't take up much room, most of the AirPod is devoted to
passenger space. The car is a three-wheeler, and the driver uses a
joystick to turn, rather than a conventional steering wheel.
Although air power means the AirPod drives emission-free, some
energy is required to compress air into its tank. MDI puts the cost of
a tank refill at just 1 euro.
MDI has announced deals with Air France and KLM to run a test
fleet of the AirPod cars at Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris and
Schipol airport in Amsterdam.
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PostSubject: Re: Air Powered Car. Yes, you heard me right.   Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:07 pm

Err.. When they get a bit more good-looking I might just get one. Smile

(And when I'm old enough I\'m Seriously shock )
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PostSubject: Re: Air Powered Car. Yes, you heard me right.   Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:09 pm

its so shiny...
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PostSubject: Re: Air Powered Car. Yes, you heard me right.   Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:14 pm

I'm not sure if that's the right word. I\'m Seriously shock
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PostSubject: Re: Air Powered Car. Yes, you heard me right.   Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:30 pm

Such gloss for a car, I like Smile

I love the technology in this beast!!

I want one!! But there isnt even a price.


LOL, ill add some information in for you Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Air Powered Car. Yes, you heard me right.   Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:41 pm

cuz according to some of u we dont hav enough O2 available and more CO2 from global wareming... this doesnt help..

if it was jus a lil bigger inside id like it..

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PostSubject: Re: Air Powered Car. Yes, you heard me right.   Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:52 pm

It would be engenious if you somehow could use CO2 as fuel. I\'m Seriously shock
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PostSubject: Re: Air Powered Car. Yes, you heard me right.   Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:55 pm

And it would spew out oxygen? Then in hundreds of years people will complain "WE NEED MORE FUEL EFFICIENT CARS! OUR EARTH IS RUNNING OUT OF CO2 AND OXYGEN LEVELS HAVE NEVER BEEN HIGHER! RECYCLE!"

Yah......too much oxygen......dyk pure oxygen is very toxic?
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PostSubject: Re: Air Powered Car. Yes, you heard me right.   Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:55 pm

Only CO2 will come out.
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PostSubject: Re: Air Powered Car. Yes, you heard me right.   Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:58 pm

oh great more CO2 we need that
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PostSubject: Re: Air Powered Car. Yes, you heard me right.   Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:00 pm

:doh: It spews out the same amount as it consumes... If that makes sense...
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PostSubject: Re: Air Powered Car. Yes, you heard me right.   Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:07 pm

Sure.....no not really......but even so how will that help shut up the environmentalists?
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PostSubject: Re: Air Powered Car. Yes, you heard me right.   Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:54 pm

its way to small

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PostSubject: Re: Air Powered Car. Yes, you heard me right.   Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:56 pm

u take a gun.. say it doesnt pollute.. shoot em all and thts the end of tht

u dont shut em up cuz they never do.. they find another reason y it is bad for the environment

Almost pure oxygen helps you heal. Exposed for too long it diffuses into ur skin so much tht u get dehydrated and bloated and die.

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PostSubject: Re: Air Powered Car. Yes, you heard me right.   Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:34 pm

"environmentally-safe gun"
ha nice one basset

when youre done with it, you can toss it away because it's biodegradable.
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PostSubject: Re: Air Powered Car. Yes, you heard me right.   Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:40 am

... here is the problem... im in several drafting courses right now... and iv actually desinged my own alternate power source vehicles and buildings... the problem i see with this is, i dont know i you guys saw this, but it operates off of a 5,000 lb pressure tank... it's a single passenjer vehicle... now here is what you need to think about...

would you rather drive a vehicle thats runs off electricity or super-pressurized air... and that also translates to how would you rather die solar electricity which will leave your body with maybe burns, and most certainly not kill you because you have to be touching the ground in order to complete a circuit... or air, which will rip apart your body in the early stage of the explosion, and in the aft of it, strew yor unrecognizable parts nearly 400ft. away?
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PostSubject: Re: Air Powered Car. Yes, you heard me right.   Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:45 am

Oxy, I've never heard you talk seriously before. I'm too stunned to answer your question. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Air Powered Car. Yes, you heard me right.   Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:20 am

True. If that car crashes consider yourself dead. Then again it probably only goes 20 miles per hour Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Air Powered Car. Yes, you heard me right.   Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:34 am

actually charles, when desiging my "enviro-house" i used a forced air system... if you use the right piping and spacers for any amount of air, it can move pretty swiftly... for example, if you have a 4ft. pipe, and a 1 1/4ft. hose connection, the upward pressure resistance of the air flow will become something around 75mp easily.

think of the same dinamics of a jet engine, the only reason the jet can move that fast is because of the air flow, the fuel only gives about 30% of the actual energy.

and keevan, um... well i guess your correct, i dont do the "serious"thing" too often unless it is about something that sparks my interest.
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PostSubject: Re: Air Powered Car. Yes, you heard me right.   Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:20 pm

iv seen u do tht be4.. its funny

well my opinion is... solar then hydro then air powered vehicles

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PostSubject: Re: Air Powered Car. Yes, you heard me right.   Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:34 pm

I've just been updated on the newest version of a water-powered car. Don't have a web address for you guys, yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Air Powered Car. Yes, you heard me right.   Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:24 pm

copy and paste..

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PostSubject: Re: Air Powered Car. Yes, you heard me right.   Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:46 pm

I saw it on TV.
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PostSubject: Re: Air Powered Car. Yes, you heard me right.   Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:33 am

find it on utube..

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PostSubject: Re: Air Powered Car. Yes, you heard me right.   Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:01 pm

Basset you cheeky......stop contradicting everything I say. Here's your video ya vulture!
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