A Car that Runs on Air – or Anything else.

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This car looks interesting, and apparently will be available for buyers in 2011 at aprox. $20,000. It looks like it’ll run on just about anything, including vegitable oil, but it’s primary source would be air.

“The air car can tool along at a top speed of 35 mph for some 60 miles or so on a tank of compressed air, a sufficient distance for 80% of consumers to commute to work and back and complete daily chores.”

“On highways, the CAV can cruise at interstate speeds for nearly 800 miles with a small motor that compresses outside air to keep the tank filled. The motor isn’t finicky about fuel. It will burn gasoline or diesel as well as biodiesel, ethanol or vegetable oil.”

You could even plug the car in to a wall sock while its compressing air and recharge it with electricity. On gas, the “car would average 106 mpg.”

I wanted to put this article up because I like that it’s a good example of alternative fuel engines that is actually doable. Their biggest worry is the crash-tests, but I think that if the smart car passed, this car probably can as well. I wonder if the US will start to see smaller cars like this around. It will be hard because as a consumer martket, we typically thing “the bigger the better.” But I hope more alternatives like this keep coming out.

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