18 Dec '11, 12am

Compressed Air Vehicle, miniCAT — Coming to India in 2012

I’ve been in a lot of compressed air car discussions over the last few years and the ‘anti-’ folks declare that it will cost too much to compress the air. But I read this… “range of 185 miles (300 km) before needing to “refuel” (note: refueling will mean a few minutes of compressed air pumping at stations with specially designed air compressors, and will cost about 100 rupees, or about 45 cents,” I suspect someone got the math turned around. 100 Indian rupees should be about $1.89. That’s about $0.01 per mile. The Nissan Leaf, charging on $0.08/kWh costs about $0.028 per mile. MiniCAT 750kg (1653 pounds). Nissan Leaf 1521 kg (3354 lb). Clearly there’s less mass to move so it’s going to take less power. I’m having trouble finding an average power cost for India. It seems like electricity is sold to some sectors, especially residential, at a loss. Industrial and commercial u...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/12/17/compressed-air-vehicl...

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