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Air-powered car coming to the US? February 25, 2008

Filed under: alternative, cars, energy — terra @ 7:00 am

aircarMDI, a 15-year old French company has invented a car that runs on compressed air. The Air Car will be distributed in the US starting in 2009 or 2010, and will cost approx $17,000. That’s about the same as a small or mid-sized gas car.

The car does require a small bit of gas to get the air-engine working, but it will go 95mph with a range of over 900 miles per tank.

If you can, imagine a vehicle that runs on air, achieves over 100 gas-equivalent mpg and over 90 mph, has zero to low C02 emissions, seats six, has plenty of space for luggage, cuts no safety corners, and costs no more than an average economy to mid-size vehicle.

These new, more energy-efficient cars are smaller, but they take safety seriously. It looks pretty cool too!

-EcoGeek

 

2 Responses to “Air-powered car coming to the US?”

  1. Jean Says:

    Wow! I am going to be first in line for this. I can’t believe all the features it has, that I love. Seats for six, luggage. I’m sure that’s not counting a rack top. And who needs to go 90 but she will…….
    I can’t see any reason to not have this car.
    ~ Terra, glad you are back. I ended up sick all last week as well. Not as bad as you but it had me pinned to the floor until late yesterday evening. Hope this is the end of it.

    Jean from ‘The Rogue Nation’

  2. terra Says:

    Me too! I love this car. It still uses a little gas, and you probably have to have a home air compressor machine, but it’s well worth it to reduce emissions and save money on gas!

    I like cars that look different! Who wants to be like everyone else?


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