Liberal social engineers have made their hostility to the automobile obvious for years. But even after $zillions have been wasted on light rail boondoggles and increasingly preposterous CAFE standards have made all safe vehicles illegal, there will still be a demand for cars. In response to this need, our progressive overlords present the Peugeot Citroen airmobile:
French automaker PSA Peugeot announced this month it will build a hybrid gasoline vehicle that can store energy as compressed air. The air-hybrid car, the AFP reports, should achieve 81 miles per gallon, while emitting just a fraction of the carbon dioxide per mile of conventional vehicles.
Like every other specimen of green technology, the air car is inefficient.
“Air compressors are one of the least-efficient machines to convert electricity to work,” said Harold Kung, professor of chemical and biological engineering at Northwestern University, to the AP. “Why not use the electricity directly, as in electric cars? From an energy utilization point of view, the compressed (air) car does not make sense.”
Yeah, but see how trendily moonbatty it looks:
On a tip from dan.