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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 4:57:09 AM

one day it's sci-fi, someday it may be reality... only time will tell.
DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 9:14:52 AM

out of left field concept
Wizrd03
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 5:37:30 AM

Three days for this ariticle now,...
bluegrasser1
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:05:45 PM

ok
yakstar
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:02:20 PM

no more fumes!
JCClark2012
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:58:13 PM

Sounds good but not likely.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:58:06 PM

I hope it works.
suzmar
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:56:27 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.
NAVYHM
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:55:33 PM

OK...
Ebaz
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:53:49 PM

Science AND technology!
superman1AZ
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:53:42 PM

What good is it if you drive 60-70 mph in phoenix?
jackster111
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:53:25 PM

Hmm time will only tell
BobBG
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:52:32 PM

Interesting.
sydb7
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:52:05 PM

Theory now, is it practical?
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:50:37 PM

Have to see to believe!!
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:46:33 PM

cool
Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:44:38 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 10:44:31 PM

That would work only for in-town driving.
darkknight1
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:42:27 PM

Sounds good
Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:42:00 PM

Congratulations, @johnnyg1200!

You're the 10 millionth person to say that joke.
Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:41:06 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.?
KillChain
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:40:15 PM

Saw something similar years ago.
Tenshot
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:33:50 PM

Well blow me down
cheap59
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:31:57 PM

Yesterday's news!
bvrbill
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:31:35 PM

I'd like to see one. They will probably stay in Europe.
johnnyg1200
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:30:36 PM

If it ran on hot air we could finally put all the politicians in Washington to a good use.
nwsynthetics
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:30:23 PM

just blow into a straw
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:29:42 PM

Old technology that didn't work before.
fullauto
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:28:51 PM

plenty of air
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:27:56 PM

Seeing is believing.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:25:31 PM

I will believe this when they make it mainstream.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:24:11 PM

This is my kind of car
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:20:27 PM

A special car for Congress! yippee
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:19:12 PM

Right.
joekool1
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:17:18 PM

doesnt sound very realictic to me
Oldzin
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:15:20 PM

We'll see what compressed air can really do - may not be aimed at or appropriate for the US market though.
wayoung56
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:13:02 PM

Hmmm...
hatterasjack
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:12:18 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]
Dragnet
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:09:56 PM

Pooh, now Obummer will have something else to tax
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:07:22 PM

Sounds neat. I'd like to know more!
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:04:08 PM

cool
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:00:10 PM

hope it will pan out
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:58:55 PM

Cool deal if it works.
captainkettel
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:58:43 PM

Congress should be driving these...their full of "hot air"! And BS too...
bullseye100
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:57:52 PM

Washington DC already invented this. Everything there runs on hot air.
ber5
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:57:02 PM

this sounds interesting... hope it works...
mstearno
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:55:22 PM

now dorothy
click your heals together and say there's no place like home
scubadaniel
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:54:05 PM

Been reading about this for years. Hope they can make it work!
lippoe_sokan
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:53:00 PM

Good talk. Let's see if it really happens.
DEG
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:50:32 PM

Repeat of an article from yesterday.
BigKart
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:50:06 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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