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Yes, it's true. The Air Car will be starting production soon, thanks to India 's TATA Motors in collabration with a France based company, Motor Development International (MDI). Why is it that a gasless vehicle that eliminates the reason to buy oil from foreign countries isn't already being manufactured here in this country? That's what I'd like to know!!
The $12,700 CityCAT, one of the planned Air Car models, reaches 68 mph, goes for a range of 125 miles. It will take only a few minutes for the CityCAT to refuel at gas stations equipped with custom air compressor units. MDI says it should cost only around $2 to fill the car up with 340 liters of air!
According to reports the first compressed air technology car or CAT car to be produced would be called the OneCAT, a basic car for urban and rural driving specifically designed to be driven in congested cities and priced in the $5,100 to $7,800 range. Wow! And it's cheap too!!
The French company has developed several prototypes of its car since it created the first engine 14 years ago (!!!). It was also expected to bring out a car based on the compressed air technology in 2002. But with speed and power being an issue and in an era when fuel prices were no big deal global carmakers did not risk commercialising CAT cars in the western world. (Stupid, huh?)
Tata Motors is expected to begin production of the air car this year. Spain and Australia are other countries which will also begin manufacture of air cars.
This is what the engine looks like. I can't wait to buy one!!
I found these pictures sitting in the My Documents folder in my computer. I have no idea how they got there or where they came from. It must have been a too much tequila not enough rational thinking kind of night. If they shouldn't be here, or if they need a link or a credit, let me know and I'll be happy to comply.