The Gang Green movement is built around articles nearly identical to this one. The author is usually cute as a pixie, but like many if not most Gang Greenies, I think they have mechanical IQs that allow them to do little more than look under the hood.
As we (DIYers) know, compressing air is full of heavy losses, we generate a lot of heat in the process, and we know making that heat costs us dearly. But this is only part of the many problems with compressing gases as an energy source.
Now.. before we analyze Beth’s article, we read the ‘About the Author’, we note what she often writes and who she writes for, and I think she might be a good example of my theory… ‘There are a lot of people out there who desperately want to believe in Fairy Dust.’ I am left to ask.. does Beth get paid well to deceive others, or does she deceive herself as well? Does she ever ponder even for a moment and ask, “if this were true, why wouldn’t they be everywhere?”
That bit about no infrastructure to pump air, who wouldn’t ask.. just how much trouble is it to pump air? As a Father I wonder.. does her Father ever wonder about what she writes? A Father’s question might be, “Dear Daughter, do you ever question the wisdom of those who lead your parade?”
Don’t you love the Air Powered Car, and do note the mention of it under Beth’s article….. they say it’s ready to go into production and that’s been the case for 10 years for the car shown, but there have been others for the last 100 years. A Greenie will never ask, and my theory is… ‘to doubt the Gang Green stories is like admitting their God is dead.’