Compressed air to power a motorcycle? Seems like a good idea with lots of benefits. The O2 Pursuit YouTube video below is dated 2011. Can't find any recent info, so maybe it's just a cool idea that went nowhere.
Yup that sums it up nicely right there. All it would take is for ONE car company to develop a car that uses that 'revolutionary technology', consumers would gobble it up, and in no time every car company would HAVE to adopt it too. Yet it has never happened... I can't believe every car company could be talked into joining in on the "tech suppression conspiracy"...A bit of rational thought should be all that's needed to lay this legend to rest. Why would the car manufacturers at all care about keeping such a technological advance away from consumers? Unlike the petroleum companies, they've no vested interest in how much fuel a car uses. An automaker's self interest is best served by getting the newest irresistible technology to the consumer before his competitors do. If any one of them possessed the secret of the 200 mpg car, he'd have rushed it into production, hoping to beat his competitors to the punch...
The government already has a program setup to get your tax dollars from those who think they will be saving that money by not buying gas. Those with electric cars will be billed a per mile tax for road use. It's been talked about in California, don't know if it has been instituted. We'll never beat the system, the house makes the rules and has all the money.. The government will always get theirs.I believe even if it worked and every mode of transportation were converted to run on compressed air, the Govt would enact limitations, bureaucracy, and taxes (Yes, on air) that would bring the costs to near the same as fossil fuels. There is no way they would give up the current revenue stream.