Gas prices are still really high. I gotta say I am glad they came down a bit but where I live they are still around 4 bucks a gallon which makes filling up my 13 gallon car a bit expensive at 52 dollars. I hate bitching about the issue since I know many places in the world have been paying such prices for the last 10 years, but here in the U.S., we are not yet used to it.Europeans have always had smaller, more efficient cars and some have even come up with the air car. The air car is a car that is fuelled by compressed air. How cool is that? You would think a car running on air would be as fast or as sick as a donkey car, but seems the manufacturer says that they will go as fast as 68 MPH. Check out these air cars below.. 

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The air car is made by Tata Motors, an Indian company, in collaboration with the French company MDI.  The production models will be sold in Europe and Australia. Seems they thought that bringing it to the U.S. would not be a great idea because of the lower speeds and power… maybe they need to reconsider that since the gas price issue hit the U.S.

The OneCAT, is supposed to be the first production model made for urban and rural driving specifically designed to be driven in congested cities and priced in the $5,100 to $7,800 range has a range of 125 miles before needing more air. Gas stations will have compressors and the charge about $2 per fill-up.

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 This is the motor that powers the air car

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Where do I get one? 



5 Comments to “Air Car shows that air can be a gasoline alternative”

  1. Air Car Coming to U.S. | Useless Gadgets and Cool Gizmos | June 25th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    [...] motors created some buzz when they first showed off the air car some time ago, now seems the project is picking up steam with plans on bringing the air powered car [...]

  2. g.k.ganesh | March 6th, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    it is nice i am very much interesting in knowing mathed or the priencepel of working could you please sent more about to mail as i am working in abu dhabi as a aircondion tech thank

  3. fikry saleh | March 30th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    iam interesting to know mor about this motor

  4. robert | October 4th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    where can i buy one?

  5. Kim Umanoff | February 23rd, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Please let me know the latest updated info regarding when these air cars will be in the US. Seems there are delays as every year there is expectation that the cars will be distributed but not yet fufilled? Would like to know the status with this?

    Thanks,
    Kim

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