Sunday, July 18, 2010

AirPod - Car Runs On Air

The increasing demand of fuel in the world made the researchers to think about some substitute which can serve the best.Guy Nègre, a former aeronautics and formula one engineer has invented a compressed air technology for cars.
The AirPod is a small four-wheel mini-car that uses compressed air to move pistons in a 5.45 hp internal combustion engine.It has a range of 60 miles on a single tank of air and uses a small motor to compress outside air to keep the tank full.The compressor can operate on gasoline, diesel, biodiesel, ethanol or vegetable oil, but can also be plugged into an electrical outlet for recharging. With regular gasoline fueling the compressor, the Airpod averages an amazing 106 mpg with a range of 800 miles.
With the demand for inexpensive, user friendly, ultra high mileage vehicles that have zero emissions related to global warming - the Airpod is getting a lot of attention.
Automaker, Tata Motors has purchased the manufacturing rights for India. Zero Pollution Motors has purchased the rights for the U.S. market and beginning in 2011 expects to manufacture 8,000 vehicles a year in the United States.

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