Originally Posted by saptech
AIRPOD POLLUTION-FREE CAR - powered by compressed air
It takes 2 minutes to fill up the tanks, and a single occupant should be able to go somewhere around 90 to 125 miles on a full set of tanks. With air costing just €1 (appx. $1.40 USD) for a fill-up, fuel costs are pretty much a non-issue. The Airpod is controlled by a joystick and weighs less than 500kg. It's due on the market in 2015. It could potentially cost $10,000.
MDI AirPod | greencardesign.com
But those in power will not want this to happen in the near future...too much money to be made from oil, which is going to run out in another 50 years or so.
Does it pass the Krispy Kream test? That is, will it do donuts in the parking lot? If a car does not have enough power to do a decent donut, it is not for me. Call me old fashioned, but there is nothing like 450 CI and 4 on the floor. And sometimes, that ain't enough.
I recall having one of those as a kid. You attached a balloon to the thing and away it went.