Air Powered Cars coming to US

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    Excellent!
     
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    The article did not say the cost of compressing air. I also am curious if maintenance can be done my average joe.
     
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    Exactly...compressed air is merely energy lost while creating potental energy out of energy spent in the process.

    Same problem, I think with hydrogen.

    The energy spend creating it takes more energy than that which it returns.
     
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    I never saw the fault in Uranium Battery Cars myself. :eek:

    If anyone saw the exploding laptops then they have a good reason not to trust electric battery cars. But golf carts have done alright.
     
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    The compressed air cars have their own compressers. All you need is electricity. It is much cheaper than gas.

    The solutions to our problems are there. We just need leadership in the White House to create American Energy Independence. You won't get it with two oil men in the White House.
     
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    Where do you get the electricity to compress the air?

    Again, can a regular mechanic be easily trained to work on these rigs?
     
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    Stop trying to confuse them with the big picture . :lol:
     
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    I love when people say electric cars are the solution. A very small part of our electricity comes from water, wind and none Oil or coal sources. In some places , like California, the electrical grid is so bad they have had rolling brown outs. And for a while they SCHEDULED them.

    There was a piece on Hydrogen a while back that I linked to, the guys claimed they could make hydrogen at 233 percent of the amount of energy expanded to make it. I notice that story vanished QUICK.
     
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    It astounds me when people haven't got a clue about the conservation of energy.

    Air pressure cars to solve the energy crises, and all we need is electicity to compress the air!?

    Hey as long as we're moving into magicland, lets cure poverty , too. It's easy!

    All we need is money to buy enough gold to give to poor people and they won't be poor anymore.
     

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