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Discussion in 'Home Power and Microgeneration' started by News, May 15, 2012.

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  1. News

    News Guest

    Yes it is:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybrid_vehicle#Petro-air_hybrid

    http://www.tatamotors.com/media/press-releases.php?id=750

    MDI's air engine technology tested on Tata Motors vehicles

    In January 2007, Tata Motors and Motor Development International
    (Luxembourg) signed a licence agreement that enables Tata Motors to produce
    and sell compressed air cars using MDI technology in India. The agreement
    covered two phases of activity encompassing the technology transfer and
    proof of the technical concept in the first phase, and in the second phase
    completing detailed development of the compressed air engine into specific
    vehicle and stationary applications.

    The first phase of this programme - proof of the technical concept in Tata
    Motors vehicles - has now been successfully completed with the compressed
    air engine concept having been demonstrated in two Tata Motors vehicles.

    In the second phase of the development, the two companies are working
    together to complete detailed development of the technology and required
    technical processes to industrialise a market ready product application over
    the coming years.
     
  2. News

    News Guest

    You are a senile idiot.
     
  3. News

    News Guest

    The press realease was this month!!!!!!

    Tata are assessing the manufacturing side now having assessed the engines as
    suitable.

    So for those who said it would not work.,,it does.
     
  4. News

    News Guest

    No. Nuclear?
     
  5. News

    News Guest

    still a senile idiot. Sad but true.
     
  6. Vaughn

    Vaughn Guest

    Let's see if I've got this straight. The MDI Aircar, which "News" told
    us some ten years ago was ready for the consumer market and would be
    filling our streets shortly, has now been in Tata's hands since 2007.
    In that time, MDI managed to "successfully completed with the compressed
    air engine concept having been demonstrated in two Tata Motors vehicles. "

    Now Tata might have a market-ready product "over the coming years".

    Tell us again News, what's changed over the last ten years? Sounds like
    the same old BS to me. They are still testing and still working to
    "complete detailed development". There is still no Aircar for sale, and
    no Aircar has ever been subjected to third-party testing.

    Bah! Go back to sleep News.
    Vaughn
     
  7. Bob F

    Bob F Guest

    Just a few steps above you.
     
  8. News

    News Guest

    Have you tried directing that question at Tatra who have assessed the car
    and say it works?
    Tatra stated they have done that and are now into the manufacturing
    assessment stage. Read it again.
     
  9. News

    News Guest

    Such wit.
     
  10. News

    News Guest

    All those on here say the car can't move.
     
  11. News

    News Guest

    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.
     
  12. News

    News Guest

    He has?
     
  13. News

    News Guest

    Senile person, I only report what is happening.
     
  14. News

    News Guest

    Have you told Tata this? They need to know as they are going to make a shit
    load of these cars.
    Have you told that auto giant Tata this? They need to know
     
  15. News

    News Guest

    Great story Diogenes. Not far from the truth.
     
  16. Jim Wilkins

    Jim Wilkins Guest

    Look under Disadvantages:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_double-layer_capacitor

    One decent 2500mA-Hr AA NiMH has the same current storage capacity as
    9,000 Farads of supercapacitor.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitance
    A 1 Farad supercapacitor discharges by 1 Volt while supplying 1 Amp
    for 1 Second. The battery will nominally deliver 1A at 1.2V for 2.5
    <HOURS>.

    They are valuable only if they can match the size, weight and volume
    efficiency of Lithiums at a much lower price.

    jsw
     
  17. They are right-at-the-edge of being practical for
    the "peak shaving", so to speak, uses. For example,
    when you're decelerating your car via motor-generator,
    you're producing way too much power for transfer
    into a battery. But if you could dump that electricity
    over to a supercap, and then slowly feed it to
    the battery, it almost works.
     
  18. j

    j Guest

    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.

    Jeff

    but
     
  19. Vaughn

    Vaughn Guest

    This is your thread News. You started the discussion. Are you serious
    about discussing this or are you just trolling again?
    No, you read it again. it's you who snipped the quote which was that
    Tata plans to: "complete detailed development of the technology" Their
    words, not mine.

    Vaughn
     
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