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    Default Car that runs on air!!

    Car Runs On Air

    For $15,000!
    I definitely want one!
    I wonder how safe it is in an accident.
    And I wonder if compressed air tanks can explode.

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    I am thinking these car will have to be very light as well. I wonder how much energy it actually takes to compress the air used in the car.

    It looks very promising, but I'm still very skeptical.

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    That'll be great if it actually works, but they're definitely going to have to make it faster.
    No offense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6sticks View Post
    That'll be great if it actually works, but they're definitely going to have to make it faster.
    I suppose that comment is to be expected coming from a guy who has an avatar of a race car driver.

    I agree with you though, generally speaking. I need to go 70 mph a few times a year.

    However I hardly ever need to go over 55 mph in my normal travels, and 70% of the time, I'm going 30 to 35 mph.

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    I totally hear that title in Hyde's voice (from That 70's Show)
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    Interesting, but still ultimately not practical. At least not yet.

    I'm still waiting for the day when a non fossil fuel car comes out that actually suits my needs without having to own multiple vehicles.

    Accident wise it'd be similar to the Smart car most likely. And yes Compressed Air tanks can explode if stuck wrong or heated.

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    Does anyone find the idea of being charged for air disturbing?

    I have a feeling that if an air-powered car goes into active production, the government will tax air and make us wear suits with globes on our heads and make us pay for a resupply of air. And if you take your suit off, they will shoot you on sight.

    This is a very good idea with disturbingly dangerous consequences.

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    I would imagine it wouldn't do well at all in an accident. It also wouldn't be powerful enough to, say, haul a boat.
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    It sounds like a good idea, of course. But the question is, how are we going to get companies to produce them, and people to buy them? Won't the oil companies try to prevent it somehow, since it would cut into their profits?

    I really don't see a need to go much faster than 55 mph (88.51 km/h) in most situations. People who want to go faster just want to speed, in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athenian200 View Post
    I really don't see a need to go much faster than 55 mph (88.51 km/h) in most situations. People who want to go faster just want to speed, in my opinion.
    The difference in being able to drive 70 vs. 55 on a long-distance trip is huge in how long it takes.
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