And, no, we’re not talking about hot air.
As companies compete to find the magic alternative fuel formula that will finally ease us off gasoline to satisfy our transportation needs, one idea that’s been around since 1840 but not necessarily gotten much attention, is a vehicle that runs on compressed air. India’s Tata Motors is trying to change that, though, with a zero-emission cutie called the Airpod.
You might be able to get just enough speed going to ruffle your do at the top speed of forty mph with a tank full of 175 liters of air gotten at specialized service stations or via an onboard electric motor that sucks it in.
The unique design has been criticized for not being very pothole friendly, a big issue in the developing countries where its hoping to find a market, or particularly safe on roads packed with SUVs and big rigs but it is an intriguing idea.
Full story at The Atlantic.
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