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Air Compression Cars

All about the air compression car: technology, marketing, advantages and disadvantages
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Natalie Edewaard

on 18 April 2010

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air compression cars ADVANTAGES technology disadvantages marketing Efficiency: With top speeds around 65mph and over 100 miles, the compression car offers higher efficiency than most electric cars Its only emissions are cold air Certain models are available and are very inexpensive ($15,000) No additional infrastructure is necessary to support air compressed cars The simplistic mechanical designs of the compressed air car are easy to understand and won't be susceptible to the kinds of damage brought on by battery use and combustion Reduction of hazardous chemicals such as gasoline or battery acid Compressed air cars use the expansion of compressed air to drive the pistons Gas is compressed into a small space as a way to store energy; when the gas expands, the energy is released to do the work The vehicle's accelorator operates a valve on the compressed air tank which allows air to be released into a pipe, and then into the engine The pressure of the air's expansion will push against the pistons and turn the crankshaft This produces enough power for speeds of about 35mph When this speed is surpassed, a motor will operate the in-car air compressor so more air can be compressed and provide extra power To refuel, plug the compressor in and the compressor will use the air around the car to refill the tank The first compressed air tanks will probably hold about 3200 cubic feet of compressed air The air car can be powered by only air, or it can be combined with gasoline, diesel, ethanol, or electricity The first step to mass marketing should be educating comsumers on the basic technology and the advantages of the air compressed car Engineers are going to have to work at perfecting the technology and greatly improving the efficiency rates of energy usage in order for any consumer to feel confident in their investment The most significant step to marketing would be to introduce a finished product to the U.S. It is rumored that manufacturers of air compression cars are setting their sights on bringing the car to the U.S. in late 2010 Air needs to be compressed, which still requires some use of fossil fuels
Gas- used by the vehicle's internal air compressor
Coal- to run electricity used at stations
Like any car, there's a limit to how far air compression cars can travel before having to fill up with more fuel. This is a problem because the number of filling stations available will be very limited at first Its lightweight structure could be another disadvantage for the air car in the United States There are concerns that it won't pass U.S. safety requirements The air car will also have a significant impact on certain parts of our economy:
Car Manufacturers
Mechanics
Oil Companies the end
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