Apparently, the world’s first Air Cars, vehicles using the power of compressed air technology (CAT) are currently under production, with the possibility of being on sale in Europe and India later this year.
The Air Car, developed by ex-Formula One engineer Guy Nègre, will be built by India’s largest automaker, Tata Motors.
The Air Car uses compressed air to push its engine’s pistons. It is anticipated that approximately 6000 Air Cars will be cruising the streets of India by 2008. If the manufacturers have no surprises up their exhaust pipes the car will be practical and reasonably priced. The CityCat model will clock out at 68 mph with a driving range of 125 miles (200 km) and the cost of the vehicle as low as $7000.
Refueling can be simply and quickly done at a gas station with custom air compressor units; with the fill up costing nearly $2.00. Another option is to plug it into the electrical grid and use the car’s built-in compressor to refill the tank in about 4 hours.
Sounds really good and a lot better and cleaner than the gas guzzling cars we have running around nowadays; Good luck to them with it.