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Five-seat concept car runs on air

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by gkd_uk, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    An engineer has promised that within a year he will start selling a car that runs on compressed air, producing no emissions at all in town.

    The OneCAT will be a five-seater with a glass fibre body, weighing just 350kg and could cost just over £2,500.

    It will be driven by compressed air stored in carbon-fibre tanks built into the chassis.

    The tanks can be filled with air from a compressor in just three minutes - much quicker than a battery car.

    Alternatively, it can be plugged into the mains for four hours and an on-board compressor will do the job.

    For long journeys the compressed air driving the pistons can be boosted by a fuel burner which heats the air so it expands and increases the pressure on the pistons. The burner will use all kinds of liquid fuel.

    The designers say on long journeys the car will do the equivalent of 120mpg. In town, running on air, it will be cheaper than that.

    "The first buyers will be people who care about the environment," says French inventor Guy Negre.

    "It also has to be economical."

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  2. andrej

    andrej New Member Webmaster

    Good news, but the car doesn't look good. Check out Loremo concept - only 1.5 litres of gas per 100 km. Not a really nice car, but nicer than the Aircar. Aircar however has a great price.

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