Monday, July 07, 2008

Air car???

I totally sympathize with Maxine. I drive a big van because I have mucho kids and grandkids, so it sucks gas. Man, did I ever love my dad's new Prius, a hybrid that's really great on gas. What kind of car is this, do you ask? According to an email I got at work the other day, it's a car that runs on air instead of gas. Pretty nifty, huh? I hope it's for real. I'll be keeping my ears to the ground about this one. This is the email I got: "T he Compressed Air Car, developed by Motor Development International (MDI) Founder Guy Negre, might be the best thing to happen to the motor engine, and people all over the world. The $12,700 CityCAT, one of the planned Air Car models, reaches 68 mph, goes for a range of 125 miles. It will take only a few minutes for the CityCAT to refuel at gas stations equipped with custom air compressor units. MDI says it should cost only around $2 to fill the car up with 340 liters of air! The Air Car will be starting production soon, thanks to India 's TATA Motors. Forget corn! That's a joke. There's fuel, user friendly, pocketbook friendly fuel! What can be better than air? This is the same company which-a few months back-invented a car that costs only $2500 new. BUT it's not available in the USA . Why is it that a gasless vehicle that eliminates the reason to buy oil from foreign countries hasn't nipped the minds of US manufacturers? How bad can this be for anybody, anywhere in the world -- except for foreign oil?"


Phoenix said...

Wow!!! Sounds like great new technology. My only concern is the "can reach up to 68" which means it CAN if you wanna wait around for it. I wonder. If you go faster, will you have to fill up sooner?

Unknown said...

I have seen this car before but my understanding is while it saves you money the safety of it sucks. So, save money or compromise's always something isn't it?

Unknown said...

It wouldn't fit my big family either, at least not the one shown.

But if everybody had those types of cars, or in future when they're improved, would it be safe - hopefully?

Molly Daniels said...

But Ashley...that just makes too much sense for our govornment/business associations!!

Whatever will the big wheelers and dealers DO if all of a sudden we were actually able to get along w/o foreign oil, LOL???

Personally, I'd love to have a cheap new car that didn't kill my account to fill up twice a week:)

Shelley Munro said...

I find myself walking a lot more than I used to. Petrol is even more expensive here in NZ. Last time I heard it was NZ$2.18 a litre.

These cars are just plain cute. :)

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