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Air-Powered Car Coming to US in 2010

Hits: 12042 | Rating: (2.5) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: freddyferret
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Female, 30-39, Midwest US
 330 Posts
Tuesday, September 09, 2008 9:22:18 AM
What catbarf said. I was going to say the same thing.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1314 Posts
Monday, September 08, 2008 4:05:30 PM
Compressing air requires power. Chances are the source will be fossil fuels. In the end, you're just substituting emissions at a factory for emissions in a car.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 2566 Posts
Monday, September 08, 2008 8:22:05 AM
i would love to at least see a nicer looking car then this.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 14177 Posts
Monday, September 08, 2008 6:25:29 AM
I dont care what you can get it to run off of when you make it that ugly it's gonna fail.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 1167 Posts
Sunday, September 07, 2008 10:20:22 PM
and big surprise the car looks retarded. Is it impossible to design a car that looks normal (one I could dare drive to college or work without getting 10000 stares) as well as runs on sunshine and rainbows?

I dont remember asking these scientists to redesign what the car looked like. Only how it worked.

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 625 Posts
Sunday, September 07, 2008 6:34:58 PM
i dont care what you say but the green car looks awesome! i would drive anywhere in that.....

on the air car bit : seems good enough....but gotto wait till it comes out to make a reasonable assesment..

Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 434 Posts
Sunday, September 07, 2008 5:26:48 PM
I love the 100+ mpg but why oh why does it have to look so ugly??? Please tell me there will be something coming out that looks normal and not like an oversized happy meal toy.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 475 Posts
Sunday, September 07, 2008 2:48:20 PM
Ive had a great infrastructure plan for the US for over 2 years now and not one person has taken me serious. You wouldnt have to buy new cars at all, the infrastructure is already in place. Everything just needs modified to handle it. a $300-$500 conversion kit for any vehicle on the road and the fuel source is actualy renewable. It would only be a small percentage cleaner emissions than fossil fuels, but it would be a step in the right direction. Oil companies would not go out of busniess because there will always be a need for oil. But in this fashion, the US would actualy be self reliant.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 475 Posts
Sunday, September 07, 2008 2:39:42 PM
the very reason america will always be oil dependant is the same reason that the fairtax bill will never get passed. It's why most companies get a lot of stuff made over seas. This government has too many layers of taxes. i just tried to provide a simplistic view of how many times something can be taxed by our government and how it affects the end price that consumer have to pay. I didnt even get into things like shipping costs, and storage costs and EPA fees and crap like that, it was supposed to be a simple diagram to show that the government over taxes everything, and STILL doesnt know how to manage its money i might add.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 475 Posts
Sunday, September 07, 2008 2:34:36 PM
I wasnt talkin to you dave... thought you woulda known that...
And let's clarify my friend, you work FOR an oil company, you don't OWN one. Huge difference my little European buddy. I used to work for a bank, not own one. I know work for a law firm, im not a lawyer.
Just because i work for a lawyer doesnt suddenly change my perspective of them and certainly doesnt make me defend the fact that lawyers are sharks and typically scum, but they provide me a steady paycheck and 50K a year so im not going to deny im working for a shark, but a shark is a shark.
Oil companies, be it american, european, middle-eastern or otherwise are nefarious companies. Doesnt mean they have robots or zombies doing all the work for them. And i am not blaming Big Oil for the lockdown our nation. I blame the government, as i always will.

Male, 30-39, Europe
 12144 Posts
Sunday, September 07, 2008 12:32:25 PM
^^ "Mommy and daddy wont be buying you an airpowered car because the big bad government guys make too much money on oil"

No fake, mummy and daddy won't be buying an airpowered car because, like the water-powered car a few months back, it doesn't work, at least not without plugging it into the national grid to charge up the compressor.

But then, don't listen to me, I work for a multinational oil company, so obviously we're all in cahoots. Now if you'll excuse me I have to head over to the Bush ranch to have panda steaks for lunch with W, Bin Laden and Elvis. We're going to discuss how to keep the 9-11 inside job under wraps and make sure the sheeple don't figure out that the moon landings were fake. All the while smoking cuban cigars made from $1000 bills, of course.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 804 Posts
Sunday, September 07, 2008 11:57:17 AM
Too ugly for me.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 475 Posts
Sunday, September 07, 2008 10:39:25 AM
Typical child response, instead of trying to come up with an intelligent retort you go into name calling typical of kids who are too stupid to wrap their heads around concepts outside of xbox and internet porn. Let me stoop to your level for a moment so you might understand. Mommy and daddy wont be buying you an airpowered car because the big bad government guys make too much money on oil. If you would like to know how, you can look into it when you get to be a big boy, mkay?

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 475 Posts
Sunday, September 07, 2008 10:25:55 AM
No, clearly that is just looking at something we like to call "the big picture". It's all right there under your nose, but most people choose not to look until someone points it out.

Male, 70 & Over, Europe
 1116 Posts
Sunday, September 07, 2008 10:18:25 AM

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 402 Posts
Sunday, September 07, 2008 10:05:28 AM
wow itsallfakes clearly falls into the category of annyoing know it all, i didnt even try to read his comment

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 475 Posts
Sunday, September 07, 2008 9:52:09 AM
So why don't auto makers just stop making gas powered cars and start making alternative fueled cars? because as long as the government is keeping us locked into gasoline for tax revenue purposes, the car companies are only going to capitalize on that fact and produce gas powered cars...

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 475 Posts
Sunday, September 07, 2008 9:48:54 AM
edit: $1.50, plus the $.64 puts the taxes on a gallon of gas at about $1.25 per gallon.

Should equal $2.25, typo there


Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 475 Posts
Sunday, September 07, 2008 9:46:56 AM
That's not accounting for what is made from the byproducts of oil after it has been refined into gas. I included sales tax for byproducts, lets say for example that barrel of byproducts gets sold as a plastic widget later. The taxes from would look like this. Sales tax of byproduct = already covered. That company then turns the product into actual plastic and sells that to a company that makes plastic widgets, sales tax of plastic, then sales tax to company sells plastic widgets, and sales tax to the customer who buys the plastic widget. Lets say that the combined sales taxes for the plastic widget came out to be about $1.00. All in all how many millions of barrels of oil does the US go through in a year and how many gallons of gas, and how many plastic widgets do we buy and your looking at close to $1B a year in tax revenue a year because of oil. Now this is a simplistic model of how and what taxes are collected but i think you get the idea.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 475 Posts
Sunday, September 07, 2008 9:40:35 AM
Lets look at how much taxes oil generates from a simplistic perspective and this should show you why the government will NEVER use renewable or alternative fuels. Lets set the base price of a barrel of oil at $100 for simplicity and all taxes at 10%. This barrel is coming into this country from Saudi Arabia where we get most of our oil. That barrel was bought on the US market, so lets get started. Sales Tax = $10, Import Tax = $11, Refiners income Tax = $12.10, Sales Tax to Gasoline Distributor = 13.31, Sales tax to Gas Station = 14.65. Now lets say that breaks a barrel of oil into 100 gallons of gasoline, that accounts for $.64 in a gallon of gas in passed along costs to the consumer which is included in the cost of the gallon of gas. Lets tack on the actual taxes the consumer has to pay which is 40% of the actual cost of the gallon and you have about another $1.50, plus the $.64 puts the taxes on a gallon of gas at about $1.25 per gallon.

Male, 30-39, Southern US
 2810 Posts
Sunday, September 07, 2008 6:56:13 AM
I am surprised the creator of the internet doesn't have something to say about that. :)


Female, 13-17, Europe
 930 Posts
Sunday, September 07, 2008 6:22:11 AM
Re: Hydrogen cells being the solution - There's no way to store them properly yet (i mean, store the power in them.. or something). Plus, doesn't a Toyota Yaris take more energy and produce more pollution to make than a Hummer? The sulphur mines in Canada just kill all the wildlife around them. Seems like a pretty crappy exchange - cheap fuel, at the cost of natural habitats.

Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 354 Posts
Sunday, September 07, 2008 6:12:48 AM
that is kinda gay, everything is starting to look like a smart car

Male, 30-39, Southern US
 2810 Posts
Sunday, September 07, 2008 5:01:48 AM
"A custom heating chamber heats the air in a process officials refused to elaborate upon, though they insisted it would increase volume and thus the car’s range and speed."

It's true! The fuel comes from all the endless talking all politicains do... it gets bottled and shipped to fuel stations and sold to those needing hot air to fuel the vehicle.

Now you are informed and have a pleasant day!

Male, 18-29, Canada
 4012 Posts
Sunday, September 07, 2008 4:13:40 AM
Air Powered?

Do you have to pump it like a super soaker?

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