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Find The Boots

Rantings from a few corporate types about life, technology, travel, guns, politics, and everything good in the world.

Air Car?

Sunday, May 20, 2007

OMG, adiabatic air con and a Carnot heat engine. At 68mph.

I can't comment on this technology because one semester of Thermo was enough to convince me to learn PowerPoint. But it'd be nice if it were true:
The Air Car

Refilling the car will, once the market develops, take place at adapted petrol stations to administer compressed air. In two or three minutes, and at a cost of approximately 1.5 Euros, the car will be ready to go another 200-300 kilometres.

As a viable alternative, the car carries a small compressor which can be connected to the mains (220V or 380V) and refill the tank in 3-4 hours.
Let's assume for a minute that this technology works. This will win over all competing alternative energy driven cars.

Why? Because the infrastructure requirements are approximately zilch. LNG, hydrogen cell, etc, etc - all have huge technology requirements either at the manufacturing or delivery end or both. This has neither.

Plus it puts one in the eye of the House of Saud, which is always a plus in my book.

   

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