Monday, January 7, 2008

A Car That Runs on Air

The BBC reports on a newly designed car that can travel 125 miles on a tank filled with $3 worth of compressed air.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Air powered cars are nothing new. they have been around for 100 years. If you go to the site, which has an excellent history of electric cars section ( ), you can see a photograph and diagram of a compressed air car from 100 years ago! The problem with compressed air cars is that THEY ARE TERRIBLE and don't work well at all. Every engineer will tell you that compressed air motors have very little torque. Further, compressing the air, requires an enourmous amount of energy. Compressed air cars are a dead end.