Skip to comments.The car that runs on AIR: Peugot reveals plans for hybrid set to hit the streets next year
Posted on 02/26/2014 1:07:24 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian
Peugeot has revealed plans to begin selling the first air powered car next year.
Based on a Peugeot 208, it will combine a normal engine with a radical new system that runs on compressed air.
The firm says the car could reduce petrol bills by 80% when driven in cities.
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Pierce the compressed air reservoir, and the car flies around like an open balloon. Thhhhhplplplplplpl
There is lots of hot air generated in Ottawa and Washington. If science could capture some of this hot air, there would be a great reduction in the need for fossil fuels.
stupid idea! compressed air as an energy storage mechanism is extremely inefficient.
A French car that sucks. Quelle surprise!
No, I am not kidding. He would if he could.
Been tried many many times. Ends up needing lots of power to compress the cylinder. Cylinder needs periodic inspections.
Scuba divers know more than French auto designers.
I suspect the compressed nitrogen hybrids already in service have less maintenance than compressed air. Someone is just trying to trade efficiency to avoid paying a patent fee.
How does the compressed air get into the compressed air holder thingy? Probably takes a gas engine to pump it on there.
Yes but a little one it says it reduces petrol by 80%
Not this again...
They have been telling us we will soon see a compressed air car for at least twenty years.
Variations of this company have been pushing this idea forever.
Sometimes it blows.
The system works by using a normal internal combustion engine, special hydraulics and an adapted gearbox along with compressed air cylinders that store and release energy. This enables it to run on petrol or air, or a combination of the two. Air power would be used solely for city use, automatically activated below 43mph and available for 60 to 80 per cent of the time in city driving.
City driving, ping!
As long as it doesn’t burst into flames in the garage when you on vacation. That would be an improvement.
Will work great in DC....................
Ahhhh, petrol, yes!
Yup. Air as a means to power a sailboat is about the only way it works.
Still takes gas/coal/nuke to compress the air otherwise and that WASTES energy. Far more efficient to use the gas/coal/nuke directly. AND less polluting because of it.