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I am a guy with petrol running in my blood and a V12 in my chest cavity. i have a dog with an attitude problem and my girl frnd is convinced that i am having an affair with my Scorpio. I will try to offer you best advices on how to maintain your SUV, and how to save this world :) bleh.

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Air Car the new fantasy - will a Hummer buy it ? Part 1

World desperate for alternative fuel: air, grass, garbage, anything!!
SUVs around the world are always criticised for being heavy fuel consumers and hence not nature friendly. Although here, in India, the SUVs that are produced by the likes of Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors, etc. give much better fuel economy. I have mentioned this earlier here:
Mahindra & Mahindra, in fact, have come out with the "Micro Hybrid" technology in their ever popular Scorpio that lets it intelligently switch the engine into standby mode when not in use. Thereby conserving the ever expensive fuel and the ever deteriorating nature.
But the world need not worry too much since if everything works out they may be equipped with engines that run on... hold your breath... AIR!! Yes, AirCars are being developed and are almost ready to hit the streets. The basically use compressed air to power the engine and a refill can be done in your garage but a full tank will take around 2 hours although technology is being developed to make refills faster (in up to 2 minutes!). The mileage of an Aircar will be 201 km per fill up and can go up to 110 kmph. It should supposedly cost only 1/10th of what we pay for petrol.
Well you must be sure that this must be some whacko Japanese design but hold it! The surprising part is that this initiative is lead by European and Indian Auto manufacturers.
Here is a Snippet from BBC news on the review of an Aircar

Before you get over-excited and drop all intentions of buying your next SUV because the technology is coming forth, let me tell you that this technology has developed only in small cars, for now. Its graduation into sedans and finally into SUVs may take a couple of years more. Also, there are many questions that seem unanswered. Follow up on part 2


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