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Local engineer set to unveil air-powered car

By Staff | Feb 22, 2009

When Aeronautical Engineer Pascal Schreier drives around in his car, he is unlikely to go unnoticed, and there are two reasons.
Firstly, he drives a “SMART” car, quite a few of which are seen in Europe, but they are rather rare in the United States, especially in Florida. NBC featured them in a December evening news report.
According to Schreier, the name comes from the manufacturers of this mini vehicle. “S” stands for Swatch, a watchmaker in Switzerland, and the “M” is for the German car manufacturer Messerschmitt, and they added the word “Art.”
The second eye-catcher is the message the car carries, advertising an invention Schreier and his partner, Dennis Bischof, have developed to run motor vehicles on compressed air.
“It is a completely new technology,” Schreier said.
This new technology would permit as much as getting 100 to 200 miles per gallon, Schreier said, because “compressed air” provides energy to run the vehicle.
“It has a 12 HP high efficiency engine,” Schreier said while standing in his garage, holding his invention. “If you push on the brake, you will re-compress the air into the (air) tank. It is a rotary engine design, and there will be one in each wheel, even for SUVs, cars, motorcycles, most anything on wheels.”
Schreier was asked whether this was similar to the technology of the Toyota Prius where applying the brake recharges the hybrid battery.
“It is a new hybrid technology,” he replied, adding their invention is now 90 percent complete.
Schreier said the SUVs and other vehicles of tomorrow will not be heavy like they are today.
“We need to build up the hyper car with pressed fiber harder than steel and lighter than aluminum,” he said.
This is being done right now at the Rocky Mountain Institute, according to Schreier, and it is called “FiberForge.”
Schreier’s 2.0 Solution Co. is also a distributor for the “Go-Pet” electric scooter.
“We call it the competition to Segway,” he said.
His business also is involved in selling “Concentrate Lubricant Supplement” of Advanced Technology Lubricants Inc., a product he uses himself. He said this oil additive was put together by Chris Fornili, who lives on the East Coast of Florida.
“The oil (additive) I am using was made by a man who used to do the oil for NASA,” Schreier said. “He is an oil blender, and he is in the NASA (Technology) Hall of Fame. What the oil does, really, it gives you 47 percent less wear and tear, that means your engine is protected by the concentrate. This lubricant supplement coats all the parts of the engine. It reduces the break-down of the oil. It gives from 8 to 10 percent better mileage and increases by one and one-half times the life of the engine.”
“It reduces the oxidation, and it reduces emission drastically,” he added.
Schreier says he is looking for a second “affiliate,” but already he has one in Cape Coral. It is Einox Tuning at 1036 N. E. Island Road, Units 6 & 8. There, owner Angelika Fuchs, was quick to recall the surprise she and others at Einox encountered when they first experimented with the Concentrate Lubricant Supplement, and with the “Blue Fuel” Schreier advertises on his little car.
Unlike its name indicates, Blue Fuel is not a liquid. It is a magnet, Fuchs said, but when asked where this is added in a vehicle, she replied, “It is a confidential thing. We know where to put it in.”
Einox does repairs on cars. The name comes from the original translation of the owners’ name. In German, a fox is called a “fuchs,” and the word “ein,” means “one” or “a/an.” The owners met Schreier when their marketing manager of the time, Marcus Hartwich, was looking for special parts that would protect the environment. They have since used parts and other products obtained through Schreier, such as the Concentrate Lubricant Supplement. Right away, they were shocked by the results.
“We were so surprised,” Fuchs recalled. “We installed it in this guy’s car. Before we do, we test the mileage of the car for a couple of weeks. Then we install it the car. We were really so surprised.”
In the first month, there was a saving of 13 percent in gas. Fuchs says they “guarantee” only 10 percent because they have to consider the way some people drive, which may increase consumption, compared to other drivers.
The Einox Tuning owner said the lubricant protects the engine lines and the environment.
“We are so happy about these products,” she added.
Einox Tuning also offers “Dyno Check,” which indicates the horse power of a car and other things. More information about Einox Tuning can be found by visiting on line: www.einoxtuning.com
The business opened a year ago in Fort Myers, but six months ago, they moved to Cape Coral. Although she is from Germany, Fuchs barely has an accent, and Schreier has even less. He is a native of Germany, who now proudly says, “Six months ago, I became a United States citizen.”
He was a commercial pilot when he came to Florida, 10 years ago, and he met his French-born wife, who was living in the Sunshine State.
In his garage, underneath his spacious Port Charlotte office, memorabilia of his past is quite visible. He shows a white car in the process of being refurbished.
“This is a Fiat 500,” Schreier said of the italian-made vehicle. “It is the car I was driving when I was in college.”
Schreier earned his master’s degree in aeronautical engineering at the University of Munich. He bought the car when he was 18 years old, and still has it today at the age of 40.
While the white car is on the garage floor, two more small cars are perched on a shelf, half-way up one of the garage walls.
“The black car is a Fiat Topolino. I bought it in Sicily, Italy. Topolino means little mouse in Italian. This is the car Walt Disney used as Mickey Mouse’s car. The green car is a Messerschmitt. I bought it in Germany.”
Both the black and green cars were shipped from Europe to his Florida home — together in the same 20-foot-long container.
“The truck driver who drove the container here was very surprised to see two cars inside a 20-foot container,” Schreier chuckled.
Obviously, it is not often that he parts with one of his vehicles, but he plans to sell his SMART car. A “For Sale” sign is visible from the outside. This car was imported for the American market, and he said he bought it in 2005 from a friend, who was a dealer in West Palm Beach.