Air Car Engine due August 2012? Who kills it first?

Mar 26, 2012 1 Comment by

If you’re someone who just has to be up with the latest fashion in clothes, houses and even cars, the latest in Cars is about to hit the streets – and it’s environmentally friendly. Yes very GREEN! And you could be taking your date out in the latest car to be released that is actually good for the planet.

But – The Bets are on – 5 bucks ‘they’ scrap it. See below

What is this?
Will it be the next big thing?
Tata Motors of India thinks so.
The question is – What will the Oil Companies do to stop it?

Does anyone think they won’t?

car engine on air, TATA motors of INdia, DAting Symbol blog

It is an auto engine that runs on AIR.  That’s right; air not gas or diesel or electric but just the air around us.  Take a look.

car air powered, future car fashion, DAting Symbol blog

Tata Motors of India has scheduled the Air Car to hit Indian streets by August 2012 – The REAL question is – will it be allowed to hit the streets by August 2012 or will it be buried like the rest of the great ideas that’ll never see the light of day as long as there’s oil in the ground.

The Air Car, developed by ex-Formula One engineer Guy N. For Luxembourg-based MDI, uses compressed air to push its engine’s pistons and make the car go.

The Air Car, called the “Mini CAT” could cost around 365,757 rupees in India or $8,177 US.

air powered tata motors of India car, environmentally friendly, dating symbol blogThe Mini CAT which is a simple, light urban car, with a tubular chassis, a body of fiberglass that is glued not welded and powered by compressed air.
A Microprocessor is used to control all electrical functions of the car.
One tiny radio transmitter sends instructions to the lights, turn signals and every other electrical device on the car.  Which are not many.

The temperature of the clean air expelled by the exhaust pipe is between 0-15 degrees below zero, which makes it suitable for use by the internal air conditioning system with no need for gases or loss of power.

There are no keys, just an access card which can be read by the car from your pocket.  According to the designers, it costs less than 50 rupees per 100 KM, that’s about a tenth the cost of a car running on gas.  It’s mileage is about double that of the most advanced electric car, a factor which makes it a perfect choice for city motorists.  The car has a top speed of 105 KM per hour or 60 mph and would have a range of around 300 km or 185 miles between refuels.


Refilling the car will take place at adapted gas  stations with special air compressors.  A fill up will only take two to three minutes and costs approximately 100 rupees and the car will be ready to go another 300 kilometres.

This car can also be filled at home with it’s on board compressor.  It will take 3-4 hours to refill the tank, but it can be done while you sleep.

Because there is no combustion engine, changing the 1 litre of vegetable oil is only necessary every 50,000 KM or 30,000 miles.

Due to its simplicity, there is very little maintenance to be done on this car.

It’s quite a fashionable little number. But will you get your chance to impress your date and be ‘up there’ in the fashion stakes with this new environmentally friendly car…

This Air Car almost sounds too good to be true.  It’s green, it’s affordable, it’s stylish – we’ll see in August. 2012

The question is – will the oil companies, car manufacturers & the government mothball this one.

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