Hi.Probably it has been on here before but received it from Sunbelt newsletter this morning. it looks really interesting and indeed could be the car of the future.Or will be whichever way you look at it.
No such a 'slick' presentation but a good description. But like a Battery electric car or the Hydrogen car Needs energy to get -er-energy. So it cannot be cost free. As for 'On board regeneration' Huh! The laws of thermodynamics takes care of that. It will eventually need a recharge- probably in the back of beyond - miles from a garage. Now in a normal care you could hike/hitch with a fuel can, but with a compressed air cylinder?
Tata Motors supplied a low number of millions in funding to this company a year or so ago.
Unfortunately, 40 miles is a more realistic range than 200 miles. And as Jack has pointed out, the laws of thermodynamics take care of running an onboard air powered compressor. If the narrator seriously thinks this company has discovered the key to perpetual motion then he is seriously deluded.
Then we have the problems of emmissions and pollution caused by component manufacturing....which will outstrip and gains that you could get.
If you are truly environmentally concious and want a new car, then get a small, aluminium bodied diesel.
Better still, keep old cars on the road for as long as you can.
Again suffers the same problem with emissions as most (if not all) electric / ICE vehicles.
The only concept i've seen that worked well in any environmental way was another one from GM. A true hydrogen fuel cell vehicle that works with metal bonded hydrogen, using salt water as the fuel (i.e. the source of hydrogen). Can't remember what it was called though.....don't think we'll be seeing it on the roads for a good many decades to come.
The latest BMW & Fiat diesel engines deliver amazing MPG compared to just a few years ago. Electric cars have to be charged from the mains which has massive losses from the original generating sites & use in this country Gas & Coal with some Wind, not forgetting nuke.