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Monday, September 19, 2005

A Car That Runs on Air

A French company called Moteur Development International (MDI) has developed a car that runs on compressed air. Scheduled to debut in London tomorrow, the Air Car has a top speed of 68 MPH and a range of 124 miles. It can be recharged via refilling the compressed air tank (two minutes) or charging an internal battery (3-4 hours). The car is pollution-free, and only needs servicing every 31,000 miles. More technical information is available here.

MDI plans to build 3,000 vehicles a year, and is working on licensing deals around the world. In addition to a car, MDI has developed a five-passenger taxi, a pick-up truck and a van.

Source: AiKnowledge