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The Hybrid Car That Runs on Air

yahoo -- French automaker Peugeot Citreon has invented a brand new air-powered hybrid. The 'Hybrid Air' system uses compressed air to move the car's wheels when driving under 43 mph. Peugeot says the new hybrid system should get up to 141 miles per gallon of gas. Models should roll out as early as 2016. Man, we hope it's not all a bunch of hot compressed air!

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Submitted Jan 27, 2013 By: danindenver
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:57:09 AM

one day it's sci-fi, someday it may be reality... only time will tell.
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DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 10:14:52 AM

out of left field concept
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 6:37:30 AM

Three days for this ariticle now,...
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 12:05:45 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 12:02:20 AM

no more fumes!
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:58:13 PM

Sounds good but not likely.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:58:06 PM

I hope it works.
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suzmar
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:56:27 PM

This story was up yesterday and it is just as improbably today as then. It will be news when it is actually being produced profitably.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:55:33 PM

OK...
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:53:49 PM

Science AND technology!
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superman1AZ
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:53:42 PM

What good is it if you drive 60-70 mph in phoenix?
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:53:25 PM

Hmm time will only tell
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:52:32 PM

Interesting.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:52:05 PM

Theory now, is it practical?
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:50:37 PM

Have to see to believe!!
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:46:33 PM

cool
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:44:38 PM

And @Dragnet needs to come up with some new comments.

Save the current ones for the bumper stickers.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:44:31 PM

That would work only for in-town driving.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:42:27 PM

Sounds good
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:42:00 PM

Congratulations, @johnnyg1200!

You're the 10 millionth person to say that joke.
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:41:06 PM

I'll believe those mileage figures when I see an actual car on the road getting those types of numbers.

So, I assume that the engine drives a compressor that pressurizes the air tank. I wonder how much the tank costs compared to a hybrid battery pack.

Also, would a system like this still need to idle in order to drive all of the vehicles accessories like the electrical system, power steering, air conditioning, etc.?
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:40:15 PM

Saw something similar years ago.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:33:50 PM

Well blow me down
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:31:57 PM

Yesterday's news!
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:31:35 PM

I'd like to see one. They will probably stay in Europe.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:30:36 PM

If it ran on hot air we could finally put all the politicians in Washington to a good use.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:30:23 PM

just blow into a straw
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:29:42 PM

Old technology that didn't work before.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:28:51 PM

plenty of air
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Seeing is believing.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:25:31 PM

I will believe this when they make it mainstream.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:24:11 PM

This is my kind of car
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:20:27 PM

A special car for Congress! yippee
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:19:12 PM

Right.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:17:18 PM

doesnt sound very realictic to me
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:15:20 PM

We'll see what compressed air can really do - may not be aimed at or appropriate for the US market though.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:13:02 PM

Hmmm...
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:12:18 PM

This is nothing new. 120 years ago streetcars powered by compressed air were running in Washington DC. It was one of the technologies tried after Congress banned horse drawn streetcars due to the accumulation of horse manure on the streets. Along with compressed air they built a cable car system and a storage battery system. They all failed and until 1962, when streetcar service ended, they ran on an underground power system downtown and overhead in the rest of town. So as they say 'what's old is new again'. :)

[Edited by: hatterasjack at 1/27/2013 11:13:26 PM EST]
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Pooh, now Obummer will have something else to tax
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:07:22 PM

Sounds neat. I'd like to know more!
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:04:08 PM

cool
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hope it will pan out
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Cool deal if it works.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:58:43 PM

Congress should be driving these...their full of "hot air"! And BS too...
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:57:52 PM

Washington DC already invented this. Everything there runs on hot air.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:57:02 PM

this sounds interesting... hope it works...
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:55:22 PM

now dorothy
click your heals together and say there's no place like home
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:54:05 PM

Been reading about this for years. Hope they can make it work!
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:53:00 PM

Good talk. Let's see if it really happens.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:50:32 PM

Repeat of an article from yesterday.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:50:06 PM

Here we go again. The next shiny thing. Last time, it was some Indian car company that was going to make a car that runs on air. Anyone seen one of those for sale yet? Just looking for publicity... folks quickly forget "being had". Hey, look who we just re-elected! Proves my point.
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