By Andrew Liszewski
I’m not opposed to the idea of a brilliant innovation in science or technology coming from a small company instead of a large corporation or research facility. But when someone claims to have created a car that can go 100mph with an unlimited range thanks to their company’s “secret sauce” and “software glue”, I can’t help but be skeptical. And based on this PDF flyer, that’s exactly what Silicon Valley based Magnetic Air Cars Inc. seems to be claiming. Here’s how their “relatively simple” process works:
A battery starts a magnetic motor… which in turn drives a small but powerful on-board air compressor. The air flow is then tubocharged and multiplied to where the resulting horse-pressure™ smoothly powers the car to incredible speeds… without ever getting hot and without ever having to be stopped for external recharging or refueling. And automobiles are just the beginning.
And while electric cars like General Motor’s Volt rely on a hefty sized bank of batteries, the Magnetic Air Car will apparently use a specially designed battery that’s about as big as a regular car battery, but with 3 times the charging capacity, a considerably longer shelf life, and a price tag of less than $70. All I can say is good luck with that.