I read that India has compressed-air vehicles

@dragon54u (31636)
United States
August 25, 2008 10:48am CST
and would like to hear from those in India who can confirm this. I read the they have had these buses that use compressed air as fuel since the year 2000. Is this true? Are there private vehicles that have this ability? Is it cheap to operate these vehicles?
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@nupats (3564)
• India
28 Aug 08
hi dear yes AutoGas from IndianOil is India's leading Auto LPG fuel brand available in about 60 cities. Auto LPG is a clean, high-octane and eco-friendly fuel. It is obtained from natural gas through fractionation and from crude oil through refining. It is a mixture of petroleum gases like propane and butane.With rising automotive fuel prices at the global level, customers are increasingly opting for economical and eco-friendly fuel alternatives, one of which is Auto LPG. Auto LPG has less impact on greenhouse emissions than any other fossil fuel when measured through the total fuel cycle. The higher energy content in this fuel results in a 10% reduction of CO2 emission compared to other fuels and substantially reduces air pollution caused by vehicular emissions. With a switchover to Auto LPGā€“driven cars, customers can save about 30% on their fuel bills! so it is not only cheap but also eco friendly
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@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
28 Aug 08
The article led me to believe it was ordinary air. But LPG gas is a great alternative! We have a few of those cars here but the stations to refill them are very scarce. It's almost as if they want to discourage us from having them, and I guess they are. America runs on big oil interests, they own our politicians and many of our businesses so it's no wonder we don't have the cars or the fuel stations for them.
@nupats (3564)
• India
28 Aug 08
hi dear these are really good i have some friends use these and it is also very cost effective and no pollution we have fill up stations for them...and we need to get the car fitted with an LPG kit..have a nice day
@pkraj111 (2459)
• India
25 Aug 08
Some one is trying to make a fool of you. I am from in India and never heard of those compressed air vehicles. Recently many vehicles are changing to compressed LPG as fuel as it is pollution free and economical. That change took place in 2000 I think. These compressed LPG is safe to handle. Thats all about it.
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@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
25 Aug 08
Ha! I guess I can't believe everything I read. I was doing research for an article and came across this in a technical journal-type newsletter. I was skeptical so I thought I would ask. Wouldn't it be great, though? Of course, then someone would be sure to charge $10 for a liter of air!
@pkraj111 (2459)
• India
25 Aug 08
Yeah. It would be nice to have vehicles run with some thing that is free and readily available