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Originally posted by Mystery_Lady
There is aonther concern that raises in my mind. Compressed air reminds me of all the warning lables on arsoel spray cans. Those cans are operated by compressed air. There is a flamable warning not to impact it or get it overly hot.
Exactly how will compressed air react to a collision? Will it automatically explode thus eliminating the need of airbags, since everyone will automatically be dead anyhow from the explosion? How high is the chance it will catch on fire even with a small fender bender? What about areas that are extremely hot? Air expands in the heat even compressed air. Will the compartment holding the compressed air be able to with stand any extra pressure?
Originally posted by kinglizard
Originally posted by supay
Ok, ok, the car powered by compressed air obtained by the use of electric powered charger any way it would cost to much less than gas and would not pollute as an conventional car agreed?
Unfortunately most electricity is created by burning of fossil fuels. If the demand for electricity increased because of the compressed air powered cars you would still be creating the same amount of pollution.
Originally posted by ElTiante
No, no, no and no. THERE IS NO FREE LUNCH.
While using compress air, the car, may not emit pollutants, the electricity used to compress the air was probably generated with hydrocarbon based fuels
Additionally, the car has a max speed of 50 km/h or about 30mph. That’s not a car I want to own and it has a supplemental gas engine.
[edit on 10-2-2006 by ElTiante]