Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    12:50 PM

GasBuddy News Article

46
votes
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!

Read the Full Article

Submitted Jan 27, 2013 By: danindenver
Category: Daily News Article Discussions > Topics Add to favorite topics  
Author Topic: The Hybrid Car That Runs on Air Back to Topics
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
Profile Pic
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:23,421
Points:2,301,690
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 3:57:09 AM

one day it's sci-fi, someday it may be reality... only time will tell.
Profile Pic
DrCashFlow
Champion Author Massachusetts

Posts:9,837
Points:2,298,260
Joined:Jun 2008
Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 8:14:52 AM

out of left field concept
Profile Pic
Wizrd03
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:11,065
Points:2,324,160
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 4:37:30 AM

Three days for this ariticle now,...
Profile Pic
bluegrasser1
Champion Author Richmond

Posts:18,936
Points:3,305,285
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:05:45 PM

ok
Profile Pic
yakstar
Champion Author Montreal

Posts:5,095
Points:1,147,175
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:02:20 PM

no more fumes!
Profile Pic
JCClark2012
Champion Author New Hampshire

Posts:4,264
Points:1,083,525
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:58:13 PM

Sounds good but not likely.
Profile Pic
beachmanglen
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:1,862
Points:1,008,725
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:58:06 PM

I hope it works.
Profile Pic
suzmar
Champion Author Texas

Posts:3,497
Points:1,414,015
Joined:Jun 2006
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:56:27 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.
Profile Pic
NAVYHM
All-Star Author Cleveland

Posts:761
Points:1,431,080
Joined:May 2008
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:55:33 PM

OK...
Profile Pic
Ebaz
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:4,820
Points:1,141,350
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:53:49 PM

Science AND technology!
Profile Pic
superman1AZ
Rookie Author Phoenix

Posts:81
Points:505,205
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:53:42 PM

What good is it if you drive 60-70 mph in phoenix?
Profile Pic
jackster111
Champion Author North Carolina

Posts:7,775
Points:1,076,800
Joined:Feb 2012
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:53:25 PM

Hmm time will only tell
Profile Pic
BobBG
Champion Author Albany

Posts:2,795
Points:1,448,605
Joined:Nov 2005
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:52:32 PM

Interesting.
Profile Pic
sydb7
Champion Author Atlanta

Posts:5,617
Points:2,517,150
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:52:05 PM

Theory now, is it practical?
Profile Pic
Lizzylou
Champion Author Stockton

Posts:8,818
Points:2,357,285
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:50:37 PM

Have to see to believe!!
Profile Pic
drz614
Champion Author Harrisburg

Posts:5,227
Points:1,290,115
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:46:33 PM

cool
Profile Pic
Aviator_Rob
Champion Author New York

Posts:7,109
Points:1,089,545
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:44:38 PM

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

Save the current ones for the bumper stickers.
Profile Pic
Taurus1
Champion Author Ohio

Posts:5,416
Points:2,255,010
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:44:31 PM

That would work only for in-town driving.
Profile Pic
darkknight1
Champion Author Winston-Salem

Posts:7,195
Points:1,585,185
Joined:Nov 2010
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:42:27 PM

Sounds good
Profile Pic
Aviator_Rob
Champion Author New York

Posts:7,109
Points:1,089,545
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:42:00 PM

Congratulations, @johnnyg1200!

You're the 10 millionth person to say that joke.
Profile Pic
Aviator_Rob
Champion Author New York

Posts:7,109
Points:1,089,545
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:41:06 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.?
Profile Pic
KillChain
Champion Author Albuquerque

Posts:6,001
Points:2,162,265
Joined:Jun 2006
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:40:15 PM

Saw something similar years ago.
Profile Pic
Tenshot
All-Star Author Quad Cities

Posts:771
Points:2,107,720
Joined:May 2005
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:33:50 PM

Well blow me down
Profile Pic
cheap59
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:5,102
Points:1,524,020
Joined:May 2010
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:31:57 PM

Yesterday's news!
Profile Pic
bvrbill
Champion Author Eugene

Posts:7,593
Points:1,209,675
Joined:Jul 2011
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:31:35 PM

I'd like to see one. They will probably stay in Europe.
Profile Pic
johnnyg1200
Champion Author St. Louis

Posts:8,919
Points:1,326,030
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:30:36 PM

If it ran on hot air we could finally put all the politicians in Washington to a good use.
Profile Pic
nwsynthetics
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:1,139
Points:551,560
Joined:Dec 2011
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:30:23 PM

just blow into a straw
Profile Pic
bonzoonfmb
Champion Author Florida

Posts:2,540
Points:888,110
Joined:Feb 2010
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:29:42 PM

Old technology that didn't work before.
Profile Pic
fullauto
Champion Author Reading

Posts:7,110
Points:1,878,845
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:28:51 PM

plenty of air
Profile Pic
Jarol
Champion Author Iowa

Posts:11,328
Points:2,282,490
Joined:Nov 2007
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:27:56 PM

Seeing is believing.
Profile Pic
Brucevanf
Champion Author New Brunswick

Posts:4,208
Points:933,975
Joined:Aug 2012
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:25:31 PM

I will believe this when they make it mainstream.
Profile Pic
Prodaddy
Champion Author Houston

Posts:11,212
Points:2,576,120
Joined:May 2007
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:24:11 PM

This is my kind of car
Profile Pic
danol43
Champion Author Modesto

Posts:2,782
Points:1,120,865
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:20:27 PM

A special car for Congress! yippee
Profile Pic
WIPACKERFAN
Champion Author Chicago

Posts:11,689
Points:2,532,405
Joined:Aug 2005
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:19:12 PM

Right.
Profile Pic
joekool1
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:1,099
Points:131,280
Joined:Sep 2012
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:17:18 PM

doesnt sound very realictic to me
Profile Pic
Oldzin
Champion Author Orange County

Posts:3,665
Points:863,450
Joined:Oct 2012
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:15:20 PM

We'll see what compressed air can really do - may not be aimed at or appropriate for the US market though.
Profile Pic
wayoung56
Champion Author Alabama

Posts:5,560
Points:1,491,235
Joined:Oct 2006
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:13:02 PM

Hmmm...
Profile Pic
hatterasjack
Champion Author South Carolina

Posts:1,924
Points:1,244,865
Joined:Sep 2007
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:12:18 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]
Profile Pic
Dragnet
Champion Author Arizona

Posts:18,418
Points:3,574,705
Joined:Jul 2004
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:09:56 PM

Pooh, now Obummer will have something else to tax
Profile Pic
snky2k
Champion Author Indianapolis

Posts:3,376
Points:951,455
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:07:22 PM

Sounds neat. I'd like to know more!
Profile Pic
BREW9
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:3,762
Points:3,602,435
Joined:Jun 2004
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:04:08 PM

cool
Profile Pic
boatmen
Champion Author New York

Posts:5,471
Points:1,215,410
Joined:Jan 2011
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:00:10 PM

hope it will pan out
Profile Pic
crashintuc34
Champion Author Tucson

Posts:5,707
Points:1,146,235
Joined:May 2010
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 8:58:55 PM

Cool deal if it works.
Profile Pic
captainkettel
Veteran Author Washington

Posts:377
Points:1,152,230
Joined:Jul 2005
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 8:58:43 PM

Congress should be driving these...their full of "hot air"! And BS too...
Profile Pic
bullseye100
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:3,730
Points:1,149,325
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 8:57:52 PM

Washington DC already invented this. Everything there runs on hot air.
Profile Pic
ber5
All-Star Author Chicago

Posts:664
Points:132,445
Joined:Sep 2012
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 8:57:02 PM

this sounds interesting... hope it works...
Profile Pic
mstearno
Champion Author Dayton

Posts:9,635
Points:2,299,080
Joined:Jan 2008
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 8:55:22 PM

now dorothy
click your heals together and say there's no place like home
Profile Pic
scubadaniel
Champion Author Dayton

Posts:4,200
Points:1,374,410
Joined:Jan 2011
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 8:54:05 PM

Been reading about this for years. Hope they can make it work!
Profile Pic
lippoe_sokan
Champion Author Provo

Posts:3,372
Points:866,125
Joined:Nov 2012
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 8:53:00 PM

Good talk. Let's see if it really happens.
Profile Pic
DEG
Champion Author Las Vegas

Posts:20,398
Points:4,159,405
Joined:Jul 2003
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 8:50:32 PM

Repeat of an article from yesterday.
Profile Pic
BigKart
Champion Author Indianapolis

Posts:2,193
Points:815,235
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 8:50:06 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.
Post a reply Back to Topics