Weird Ride Wednesday: Compressed Air Cars

The search for an alternative fuel source other than oil should leave no idea untested. Still, there are some ideas with more potential than others, and some alt-fuel concepts are just plain strange. Compressed air vehicles have been around for around 150 years, but the technology has never caught on with automakers. There’s a reason for that, and it’s called torque, or the lack thereof.

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Weird Ride Wednesday: Gas Bag Vehicles An Alternative During War Time

While we may consider the alternative fuel movement a relatively new fad, human beings have long sought alternative methods of power and transportation outside of petroleum oil. Necessity is the mother of invention after all, and during war time oil can be in short supply, leading to innovative (and often wacky) solutions like the gas bag vehicles of World War I and World War II.

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