Bust out your Silca....

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  1. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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  2. 4xBoy

    4xBoy Turbo Monkey

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    I'd buy one.

    But I question what the government would charge for plates for it since they are going to get the money from you some how.
     
  3. Spero

    Spero ass rainbow

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    Those are some good lookin' tatas.
     
  4. jcook90

    jcook90 Turbo Monkey

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    I saw something on those on that discovery channel show future-cars. Its basically the same set up as a normal combustion engine (4-6piston if i remember correctly) That air is pumped into instead of combustion. It somehow pumps about half the air used back into the tanks to be used again
     
  5. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    That sounds like an awesome commuter. No gas, cheap, small. I'd buy one if I was in a situation where that makes sense.


    You could probably hook it up to your own air compressor, right? It'd probably take a while to fill, but that would be extra super convenient.
     
  6. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    In other words: doomed in the US market.

    :D
     
  7. johnbryanpeters

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    I doubt that you'd fill it with a garage air compressor. To get 125 miles out of it, you'd need to store the air at very high pressure to bank enough energy.
     
  8. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Unfortunatly, yes.
    You're probably right. Being able to fill it up at home would be awesome though.
     
  9. J-Dubs

    J-Dubs Monkey

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    They're probably running about 3-4000 psig to get that kind of mileage out of 90m3. You'd need something like a breathing air compressor to fill at that pressure.

    Speaking of which. Fire departments have such compressors for their breathing apparatus. That could be one way for some of our less funded firehouses to earn extra revenue.

    I'd have one for commuting. 125 miles is like a whole week for me.
     
  10. Red Rabbit

    Red Rabbit Picky Pooper

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    Does it have

    AC (it does, doesn't look great)
    Heater
    stereo
    12v out
    Power locks
    Power windowa
    Cup holders

    etc etc,

    doomed.