India's largest automaker, MDI is going to start producing the world's first commercial air-powered car by next summer. The car uses compressed air to power its engine and produces zero emissions. 6000 of these Air Cars will be on the streets of India by August 2008.
The CityCAT, which is one of the planned Air Car models will start at $12,700 and be able to hit 68 mph and a range of 125 miles. The air tanks only take a few minutes to refill at stations that have compressed air. MDI estimates that it will only cost about $2 to refill the tanks. There is also a compressor on board that once it is plugged in takes about 4 hours to refill the air tanks.
Too bad this car will probably never make it to the US, since it is glued together. But the technology could one day make it here. They have signed deals to bring its design to 12 more countries including Germany, Israel and South Africa.
Full Story: Popular Mechanics
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