Posted by harry k on May 22, 2012, 4:08 am
I apologize that I needed to point out your inability to read your own
Posted by harry k on May 21, 2012, 3:06 pm
Correction. It runs on GASOLINE and uses some stored compressed aire
for temporary power boosts WHILE STILL RUNNING ON GASOLINE.
Posted by j on May 16, 2012, 11:12 am
On 5/14/2012 10:59 PM, News wrote:
Near as I can tell this is not a compressed air car,per se. It is a
hybrid that maximizes efficiency, possibly through regenerative braking.
More interesting to me, which I stumbled upon while reading the above
are super capacitors:
Posted by News on May 16, 2012, 1:32 pm
Yes that appears what it is doing. It can run 100% on compressed air as
well, all using the same engine.
Some companies are stating they have cracked the energy density in that fro
the same size package as a battery it hold the same energy, but charges and
discharges at an instant rate. If that is the case then see major
improvements to petro-electric hybrids, electric trains and elevators.
Air is free, but supercapacitors will outlast a car.
Posted by j on May 16, 2012, 8:21 pm
On 5/16/2012 9:32 AM, News wrote:
I'm not sure if they are close there yet. But the power density is very
high, and for regenerative braking, or for quick burst of acceleration
that is very valuable.