Tyler's week 10 contract

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the AirPod, a Compressed Air engine car

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Tyler's week 10 contract

  1. 1. By: Tyler Willeford
  2. 2. This is the Airpod, a car that runs on compressed air. Though environmentally friendly, this car isn’t exactly safe, powerful, or stylish. It’s made by French auto engineer Guy Negre. Negre previously designed racing engines for Renault and has devoted the last 13 years to developing compressed air technology at his factory in Carros, outside Nice.
  3. 3. <ul><li>Top speed is about 68 mph </li></ul><ul><li>Can travel 65 miles on a one-minute recharge </li></ul><ul><li>costs from just over £3,000 or $4,181.24 </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Hybrids are only marginally less polluting than the most efficient combustion engines. Hydrogen power is expensive and impractical. Fuel cells are expensive and unproven and electric cars are reliant on expensive, unreliable battery technology,“ says Guy Negre </li></ul><ul><li>Is driven by a joystick as opposed to a steering wheel and pedals </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Passengers in the Airpod sit backwards unless you’re in an Airpod van (shown in video) </li></ul><ul><li>Only one person driving with nobody next to the driver </li></ul><ul><li>The compressed air is stored at high pressure in shatter-proof thermoplastic tanks surrounded by a carbon-fiber shell. (The same tanks used to contain the fuel in gas-powered buses.) The air is released through pistons in the engine, which drive the wheels. Unlike conventional internal combustion engines, air-powered engines run very cold and thick ice quickly forms on the engine. This means that the only feature that comes for free in the Airpod will be air-conditioning. </li></ul>
  5. 5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RBl1LFUQ4c

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