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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Can Liquid Nitrogen Replace Gasoline?

In the race to develop an alternative to petroleum, no stone is going unturned. Some researchers and automakers are even looking into cars powered by compressed air. But a new development could make cars powered by liquid nitrogen feasible, powerful, and cheap to build and fuel. Sounds cool…heh.

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Nissan’s Next Move: A $3,000 Car For Developing Countries

The auto industry isn’t in an easy spot these days. First world nations are reaching a critical mass of automobiles, and stringent regulations add weight and cost to cars just as consumers are demanding cheap and fuel efficient vehicles.

But Nissan seems up to the challenge, as their next big move is building a car to sell in developing nations for between $3,000 and $5,000.

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How Solar Panels Could Power 90% of US Transportation

[social_buttons] In January, Scientific American writers unleashed an ambitious plan to halt global warming, eliminate our dependence on petroleum and

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