Car of the Future

  birdface 12:25 09 Jun 2009
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Hi.Probably it has been on here before but received it from Sunbelt newsletter this morning.
it looks really interesting and indeed could be the car of the future.Or will be whichever way you look at it.

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  Quickbeam 12:30 09 Jun 2009

There is only one car that I know of that is totally green with true zero emissions and zero carbon usage for it's manufacture click here

  birdface 13:12 09 Jun 2009

Nice 1. Looks good but unfortunately they are not in production yet.

  jack 14:10 09 Jun 2009

No such a 'slick' presentation but a good description.
But like a Battery electric car or the Hydrogen car
Needs energy to get -er-energy.
So it cannot be cost free.
As for 'On board regeneration' Huh!
The laws of thermodynamics takes care of that.
It will eventually need a recharge- probably in the back of beyond - miles from a garage.
Now in a normal care you could hike/hitch with a fuel can, but with a compressed air cylinder?

  OTT_Buzzard 15:56 09 Jun 2009

Tata Motors supplied a low number of millions in funding to this company a year or so ago.

Unfortunately, 40 miles is a more realistic range than 200 miles. And as Jack has pointed out, the laws of thermodynamics take care of running an onboard air powered compressor. If the narrator seriously thinks this company has discovered the key to perpetual motion then he is seriously deluded.

Then we have the problems of emmissions and pollution caused by component manufacturing....which will outstrip and gains that you could get.

If you are truly environmentally concious and want a new car, then get a small, aluminium bodied diesel.

Better still, keep old cars on the road for as long as you can.

  Wilham 16:20 09 Jun 2009

jack says it all for compressed air.

The car of the near future likely will be along the lines of the Vauxhall/GM Ampera.
click here

  OTT_Buzzard 17:01 09 Jun 2009

Again suffers the same problem with emissions as most (if not all) electric / ICE vehicles.

The only concept i've seen that worked well in any environmental way was another one from GM. A true hydrogen fuel cell vehicle that works with metal bonded hydrogen, using salt water as the fuel (i.e. the source of hydrogen). Can't remember what it was called though.....don't think we'll be seeing it on the roads for a good many decades to come.

  OTT_Buzzard 17:03 09 Jun 2009
  Input Overload 18:40 09 Jun 2009

The latest BMW & Fiat diesel engines deliver amazing MPG compared to just a few years ago. Electric cars have to be charged from the mains which has massive losses from the original generating sites & use in this country Gas & Coal with some Wind, not forgetting nuke.

  Kevscar1 18:48 09 Jun 2009

Forget them all this is the car of my future.


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  OTT_Buzzard 19:05 09 Jun 2009

lol. The Skycar Rescue video appears to require a lot more control than the pilot could supply in Skycar Hover Test!

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