TATA, an Indian car company, recently has shown of a new prototype car, which is supposed to run on compressed air. Dubbed TATA AirPod, this diminutive one-seated car will be using a new technology, developed by Luxembourg’s MDI.
As, at the time being, the Air-powered AirPod Car is on its prototype stage, we don’t know much about it, other than it’s a small, four-seat (3 adults and one child, and has space for luggage) car that is capable of speeds from 45-70kph. The car’s special engine is driven by the pressure of air stored in a tank on board.
The new car is able to reach a top speed of 43 miles per hour and it is also capable of recapturing some energy when breaking.
Instead of running on gas or electricity, the engine is however powered by a tank of compressed air that can either be pumped in through a charging station or taken in while driving with the help of an electric engine. You can find out more information and images here.
MDI and Tata have been working on implementing this technology into a car since 2007. And we hope to see this Air-powered car in action in next few years. Stay tuned for more.
Via – Discovery