Did new diesel car owners see this?

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Re: Did new diesel car owners see this?

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Hell Razor5543 wrote: I wants one, I does, but I don'ts wants the insurance premiums!
Or the fuel bills :roll:
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I can't get onto the Moller website, but if the Wikipedia info is correct, fuel isn't a major issue.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moller_M400_Skycar" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

IIRC the cruising speed was estimated to be upwards of 300MPH, with a range over 400 miles.

EDIT. Got onto their website. I still wants one! Please let me win the big one tomorrow!

http://moller.com/dev/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Hell Razor5543 wrote:Talking of flying cars, they DO exist.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=molle ... 43&bih=738" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I wants one, I does, but I don'ts wants the insurance premiums!
Well, it sort of hovers 15 feet above the ground whilst tethered to a crane, to be accurate ;)
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I want a bike like Judge Dredd's. Flying everything in that film, lol.

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I have just today been told by somebody who ought to know that the latest DPFs used by Nissan now can regenerate at tick over speeds, so they can be used by "urban" vehicles and not suffer from the problem prompting this post.
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Flying cars crashing all over the place,
Yes but it would give you something to watch laying on the sun lounger in the back garden
with a beer by your side on a lazy Sunday afternoon wouldn't it?
and it would be fairly entertaining. mind you it would really sort out the idiots from the good drivers. and reverse parking and three point turns would probably be banned anyway.

I'd like to see what would happen around the perimetder of small local airports. especially at night.
now that would be interesting.

flyiing cars are still being decveloped mostly by the chineese and americans or rather small personal flying machines, the problem is they need to be virtical take off machines I wouldnt fancy doing a virtical take off into a fast moving traffic lane.

how do you keep the traffic in lanes its got to be impossible. I think the driver will become obsolete eventually if they have any sense at all this will be the next big thing cars following
pre-programmed routes or following a track in the road using electric motors charged by the track.

like a trolley bus distance sensors keeping traffic appart to keep it flowing instead of the huge tail backs of motorway or A road traffic. no more accidents either, perhaps we will order a vechicle to our home by internet step out the front door get in the car and insert a pin number that debits our account for the charge and go on our journey,

the ownership will then not be a car as such but a rail connecting your home to the network. what planet is this by the way? #-o
it can't be any more dangerous than a rollercoaster.and i supiose the ratio of sick left on the seats will be less than a rollercoaster, just don't use the cars on a friday night. 8-[
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It is and may show promise as this is fundamentally how diesel railway locomotives work but there are some severe problems. Using electric traction motors to drive the wheels has great benefits as the traction motors produce maximum torque when stalled so by their nature the acceleration is incredible. Ever wondered why an electric train has so much grunt? That's why!
Not just Locos....Dr P was at this in 1942 :)

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And if it couldn't shoot it's victims it could electrocute them instead...
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I haven't verified this, but I understand that there's nothing like enough copper in the world to replace existing internal-combustion cars with electric motor driven ones. It seems that not only battery technology but motor technology too will need to advance before large scale electric motoring becomes viable.
On the other hand, a number of oil companies have invested heavily in research into oil - producing algae, so it wouldn't be surprising to see that taking off.
Jim - combine your nuclear steam generator (H G Wells predicted it) with the advanced steam engine technology which powered the record - breaking car a couple of years ago, and you may well have a winner!