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Magnetic Air Cars Inc says it is working on a prototype car that will not use any gas, fuel, or external recharging device, only air to propel the vehicle. They say they plan to have the Air Car ready by 2010 “or sooner.”

In the sea of green home building startups showing off sustainable materials at the West Coast Green show, it was hard to miss the booth of engineers in the corner touting a car powered by compressed air. The company called Magnetic Air Cars Inc says it is working on a prototype car that will not use any gas, fuel, or external recharging device, only air to propel the vehicle. They say they plan to have the Air Car ready by 2010 “or sooner.”

Magnetic Air Car’s exec in charge of business development, Stephen Harr, explained to us that the car will use a “Silicon Energy Storage Battery.” The company’s materials say the battery is made up of an electrolyte of silicon and uses chemosynthesis to deliver a more environmentally friendly, high-capacity, quick-charging, 10-year-life battery. We’ll keep looking for more info on how, exactly, it works.

Indian car company Tata Motors is working on its MDI air-powered car, and we asked the team what were the differences between the two technologies. They explained that while the MDI uses pistons, the Magnetic Air Car will be using a form of “magnetic technology.” The execs also told us that they are looking to raise a bridge round of financing over the next few months before more substantial funding comes in. Interested parties can contact the company via their web site.

By Katie Fehrenbacher

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  1. [...] digg.com digg.com/autos/Magnetic_Air_Car_Could_Be_Ready_by_2010_2 clipped from Google – 10/2008 Magnetic Air Cars Seeks Funds For Air-Powered Car « Earth2Tech Sep 26, 2008 … The company called Magnetic Air Cars Inc says it is working on a prototype [...]

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  2. The first video example of how it will work here:
    http://tubedirect.net/index.php?q=magnetic-air-car
    Future very close!

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  3. I have this great site bookmarked. Thanks Kredit

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  4. This is a load of crap. Go look at their website. Its a hoax.

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  5. Twin Brothers Monday, October 20, 2008

    rk1200 you are correct.

    Please ignore anything you hear from MAC. We are the true inventors of the system they are claiming. A magnetic motor is also not needed its a wasteful step. Are patent for this system was submitted in 2006, and will soon be issued. If MAC proceeds to develop our technology they will be heading for a lawsuit. You cannot double patent an idea. Try patenting a fast food drive through, good luck.

    Ask MAC where are their tests and prototype. They have none. Here is a link of our prototype air bearing turbocharger.

    Some may be wondering why and air bearing? The answer is simple friction is your worst enemy it can rob 4 times the needed power to run a turbocharger at steady state.

    Through our technology we will be able to reduce the heat of air compression by a factor of 3-5 without water injection or intercooling. What this means is less energy to produce compressed air as compared to an adiabatic process.

    Once again here is the proof we have a built prototype they dont. Our objective is to increase the compression ratio of todays engines from standard 9:1 to 70:1 on 87-octane fuel. This will be accomplished by a two stage impeller producing 25 lbs/min at 7.8 pressure ratio and a discharge increase of about 50 F from any start inlet temp. This is the reason why they want our technology Click the link below for our air bearing unit.

    This model ran into errors as it flexed too much to withstand the axial constraint bearing under high speed thrust bends it. We will be updating our model shortly, and again ignore anything you hear from MAC. They are pure pirates.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0ysA3Zb03M

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  6. the patent was rejected

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  7. I bet i’m not the only one who would love to know what the “magnetic technology ” is and how its used. Wow were really going scifi with some of this development these days, great article thanks.

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  8. Great info and keep up the good work. If you want more info about cars you should check out these Car Articles .
    5 Tips on making your car more fuel efficient has some very good advice.

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