A car that runs on air!




 
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Boots
 
July 16th, 2005  
DTop
 
 

Topic: A car that runs on air!


What do you all think of this inovation?

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Press Release

Air Car Presentation for the UK Market

On the 20th September a car with an air-compressed engine, invented by the Frenchman Guy Ngre, will be presented in London. The presentation will take place at 10 am in the Millennium Hotel (17 Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London SW1). The aim of the event is to present MDIs technology to the public before its imminent arrival on the market and to offer to businessmen and institutions the chance to take part in establishing the factories in the UK.

One of the many challenges of today's society is maintaining our lifestyle with minimal repercussions to the environment. This is why Guy Ngre has invented a "zero pollution" car which involves no combustion.

The MDI car can reach a speed of 68 mph and has a road coverage of roughly 124 miles -some 8 hours of travel- which is more than double the road coverage of an electric car. When recharging the tank, the car needs to be connected to the mains (220V) for 3 to 4 hours or attached to an air pump in a petrol station for only 2 minutes.

Economy and the ecological benefits are the main advantages for the client since the cars maintenance cost is 10 times less than that of a petrol-run car, costing 1 pound for the car to travel for up to 8 hours or to cover 124 miles in an Urban area.

How does it work?

90m3 of compressed air is stored in fibre tanks. The expansion of this air pushes the pistons and creates movement. The atmospheric temperature is used to re-heat the engine and increase the road coverage. The air conditioning system makes use of the expelled cold air. Due to the absence of combustion and the fact there is no pollution, the oil change is only necessary every 31.000 miles.

At the moment, four models have been made: a car, a taxi (5 passengers), a Pick-Up truck and a van. The final selling price will be approximately 5.500 pounds.

The Company

"Moteur Development International" (MDI) is a company founded in Luxembourg, based in the south of France and with its Commercial Office in Barcelona. MDI has researched and developed the Air Car over 10 years and the technology is protected by more than 30 International patents.

MDIs expansion has just begun and they have already signed 50 factories in Europe, America and Asia. The company is offering 20 licences in the UK as exclusive manufacturing areas for cars as well as offering other licences in the nautical and public transport sectors.

The Factory

It is predicted that the factory will produce 3.000 cars each year, with 70 staff working only one 8-hour shift a day. If there were 3 shifts some 9.000 cars could be produced a year.

MDI is undertaking a long-term franchise business. The graphs show an important profit margin, which will be increased by the subsequent exclusive spare-parts market.

You can find more information on the Web page: www.theaircar.com or telephone +34 93 362 37 00

http://www.theaircar.com
July 19th, 2005  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
definately a step in the right direction

It will only take hold in America when we Americans lose our love affair with fast cars and big SUV's
July 25th, 2005  
AikiRooster
 
 

Topic: Farts included?


Wow, if there was a car that ran on air, the family would have beans every day with every meal and then they can just fart in the car that reserves the air. Hahahaha . My car would always be stocked. However, beans would then become what fuel is now I think. Although Brocoli does a good job as well.
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Boots
July 26th, 2005  
DTop
 
 
No Rooster, it runs on air not methane gas but you might have another idea there
August 25th, 2005  
mzspaztastic
 
 
you know, in colombia they have cars that run off of sugarcane now. it was an idea proposed years ago, and now, they are thriving from it. it seems like we should be taking tips from other countries who are capable of doing these things.

of course, in the usa, the companies that come up with these inventions are bought out. but thats another issue!
August 29th, 2005  
Missileer
 
 
We could import enough hot air from DC to supply the world for a hundred years.
August 29th, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Missileer
We could import enough hot air from DC to supply the world for a hundred years.
Imagine if we could combine your idea with Mr Rooster's!!

WOW!!!
August 29th, 2005  
Missileer
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomtom22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Missileer
We could import enough hot air from DC to supply the world for a hundred years.
Imagine if we could combine your idea with Mr Rooster's!!

WOW!!!
We wouldn' need nuclear power anymore.