Friday, June 13, 2008

Driving on Compressed Air

Interesting post here on how India’s largest automaker, Tata, has begun producing the world’s first commercial, air-powered car:

Compressed air powers the Air Car, which will produce no emissions, reach speeds over 65 miles per hour, and have a range of 125 miles. Drivers will be able to fill up their air tanks in a few minutes at a gas station or plug the car into their home electrical system for a 4-hour recharge. Popular Mechanics reports that it will cost about $2 to fill the car’s carbon-fiber tanks with 340 liters of pressurized air.

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More innovative car news on a blog about new design electric vehicles:

The No more Gas (NmG) personal electric vehicle from Myers Motors can reach up to 75mph, goes 1000 miles on $20 of electrical fuel and is available in 14 different colors.

The vehicle plugs into any 110 volt, 20 amp outlet and takes up to eight hours to fully charge. Currently, the NmG can go 30 miles on one charge and is geared towards urban commuters, many of whom commute less than 12 miles each day. Often with an eight-hour workday in between drives.

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