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Posted: 9/18/2005 8:11:10 PM EDT
See if you can ID these vehicles, and whats so special about them..

Note the Jeep style yellow one in the back of this one.

Guess what that is their holding.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 8:13:35 PM EDT
I'll take a guess they are electrics, and the thing they are holding is the motor/drive unit.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 8:15:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Win_88:

Guess what that is their holding.

Is it a snow cone maker?

No, no...it is an espresso machine. That's what it is.

Link Posted: 9/18/2005 8:16:50 PM EDT
A dinosaur dildo???
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 8:18:22 PM EDT
All three look like cars I couldn't fit my big ass into comfortably.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 8:18:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wingman26:
I'll take a guess they are electrics, and the thing they are holding is the motor/drive unit.


Electricity only for wiper, heater, air conditioning, and other accessories.

More pics.

Link Posted: 9/18/2005 8:20:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zack3g:
Is it a snow cone maker?

No, no...it is an espresso machine. That's what it is.

Is it a water heater?
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 8:20:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 455SD:
All three look like cars I couldn't fit my big ass into comfortably.

Its what happens when you spend your time posting on every forum that you find on the web.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 8:20:56 PM EDT
compressed air powered.

CAT engine.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 8:21:14 PM EDT
it sure is ugly
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 8:21:34 PM EDT
Teh Ghey looking?
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 8:22:39 PM EDT
hydrogen vehicles? perhaps Mr. Fusion™ vehicles?
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 8:22:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 8:23:18 PM EDT
Democratic Presidential Limo
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 8:23:29 PM EDT
Continuously variable transmission?
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 8:24:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/18/2005 8:29:59 PM EDT by Win_88]

Originally Posted By npd233:
compressed air powered.

CAT engine.

Your right on the engine/tranny..

You must have back track the pics.

As soon as the Canadian company gets the license approval to build and Two US base dealers to sell, we will be that much closer to buy them.

Currently built and sold in France, Spain, Brazil.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 8:29:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Win_88:

Originally Posted By npd233:
compressed air powered.

CAT engine.

Your right on the engine/tranny..

You must have back track the pics.

You wish.

I actually read about these a year or two ago. They've trying to spread the word about them by word of mouth advertising. Looks like it's working.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 8:30:28 PM EDT
The yellow one in the background looks like a VW Thing.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 8:36:20 PM EDT
how do they work? and what makes the better than petrol?
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 8:36:52 PM EDT


A production license for MDI's compressed-air vehicles has recently been signed in Nice, for markets in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Panama. The signatory, MDI Andina S.A is a group of business entities from the Columbian private and public sector.

After a thorough examination of the technical and financial aspects of MDI's business, the new associates travelled to Spain to meet MDI's existing licensees. Representatives of MDI Andina S.A. met official representatives of MDI management in Barcelona to negotiate the contract, then travelled to France to sign the agreement.

With this additional sale there are now 50 fabrication and distribution licenses signed in the world, from a total of 400 available. Some of the countries that have signed agreemen ts include France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, New Zealand, Israel, South Africa, etc.

As fees for production rights are the only source of financing for the inventor, Mr. Guy Nègre, this new contract, worth almost 10 million Euros, is another major step in bringing MDI's Zero Pollution car closer to production.

Link Posted: 9/18/2005 8:37:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 8:39:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/18/2005 8:41:58 PM EDT by Win_88]
Heres some info on how it works..

Link Posted: 9/18/2005 8:47:10 PM EDT
Its very expesive to build these in France, since the labor laws prevent you from working more than 36 hours a week.( That includes overtime, and everybody that you work for.)

Press Release

Air Car Presentation for the UK Market

On the 20th September a car with an air-compressed engine, invented by the Frenchman Guy Nègre, will be presented in London. The presentation will take place at 10 am in the Millennium Hotel (17 Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London SW1). The aim of the event is to present MDI´s technology to the public before its imminent arrival on the market and to offer to businessmen and institutions the chance to take part in establishing the factories in the UK.

One of the many challenges of today's society is maintaining our lifestyle with minimal repercussions to the environment. This is why Guy Nègre has invented a "zero pollution" car which involves no combustion.

The MDI car can reach a speed of 68 mph and has a road coverage of roughly 124 miles -some 8 hours of travel- which is more than double the road coverage of an electric car. When recharging the tank, the car needs to be connected to the mains (220V) for 3 to 4 hours or attached to an air pump in a petrol station for only 2 minutes.

Economy and the ecological benefits are the main advantages for the client since the car´s maintenance cost is 10 times less than that of a petrol-run car, costing 1 pound for the car to travel for up to 8 hours or to cover 124 miles in an Urban area.

How does it work?

90m3 of compressed air is stored in fibre tanks. The expansion of this air pushes the pistons and creates movement. The atmospheric temperature is used to re-heat the engine and increase the road coverage. The air conditioning system makes use of the expelled cold air. Due to the absence of combustion and the fact there is no pollution, the oil change is only necessary every 31.000 miles.

At the moment, four models have been made: a car, a taxi (5 passengers), a Pick-Up truck and a van. The final selling price will be approximately 5.500 pounds.

The Company

"Moteur Development International" (MDI) is a company founded in Luxembourg, based in the south of France and with its Commercial Office in Barcelona. MDI has researched and developed the Air Car over 10 years and the technology is protected by more than 30 International patents.

MDI´s expansion has just begun and they have already signed 50 factories in Europe, America and Asia. The company is offering 20 licences in the UK as exclusive manufacturing areas for cars as well as offering other licences in the nautical and public transport sectors.

The Factory

It is predicted that the factory will produce 3.000 cars each year, with 70 staff working only one 8-hour shift a day. If there were 3 shifts some 9.000 cars could be produced a year.

MDI is undertaking a long-term franchise business. The graphs show an important profit margin, which will be increased by the subsequent exclusive spare-parts market.

You can find more information on the Web page: www.theaircar.com or telephone +34 93 362 37 00

www.theaircar.com (English)
www.motordeaire.com (Spanish)
www.motormdi.com (Portuguese)


Link Posted: 9/18/2005 9:00:31 PM EDT
It sounds like it uses modified Stirling Engine.

Compressed Air is used for the cold side and atmposhere for the hot side.

I think.

Link Posted: 9/18/2005 9:02:26 PM EDT
Why can't alternative fuel/ hybrid cars NOT LOOK STUPID?
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 9:04:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By leelaw:

Originally Posted By Zack3g:
Is it a snow cone maker?

No, no...it is an espresso machine. That's what it is.

Is it a water heater?

Its ghey as hell.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 9:07:24 PM EDT
More info on how the engine works..


Link to US company planing to build in the US..


Link Posted: 9/18/2005 9:17:54 PM EDT
Its powered by your own sense of self-satisfaction
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 9:20:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/18/2005 9:29:26 PM EDT by Win_88]


Originally Posted By kpel308:
Well, they're definitely European (license plate frames), and with the Jeep looking thing, that would probably make them Daimler/Chrysler products.

These wouldn't run on water, would they? (HHO/Brown's Gas)

They had the Big three visit their site to have them buy or invest into the company..

No bites or buyers. The MDI boys couldn't figure it out.

I know why they didn't have a bite........

It's called bad timing..

The Big Three showed up right when we were about to go to war in Iraq. The goverment of France was screwing the US. The Big Three didn't want to get any bad press for investing in a French company.


If we would have bottle all of that hot air that came out of the Libs in the press and congress since the start of Cindy Sheehan Bull, and Katrina to today. We could have bottle enough air to power hundreds of these vehicles for a year.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 2:08:01 PM EDT
it runs on rainbows mist and kitten farts?
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 8:37:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By livefreeordieNH:
it runs on rainbows mist and kitten farts?

Funniest shit I heard all day.

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