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Cars Powered by Air

Check out the video on these air powered cars.

The Air Car

A French designer of engines for Formula One racing cars has turned his attention to creating an engine that runs on, and emits, only air! By all accounts, this is no pie-in-the-sky dream invention either - as the vehicle’s release is slated for later this year.

With a top speed of 110kph (68mph) and a range of about 200kms (125miles), it looks to be an entirely usable commuter, and more. In fact, once the initial model is on the market, there are plans for a hybrid version - a car that will use a small amount of fuel to generate the compressed air required for the main engine - resulting in a 4,500km range (2,800 miles) from just one tank of fuel.

In case you’re wondering, the compressed air is stored in carbon-fiber tanks. If they are ruptured, the tanks simply split open unlike metal tanks that would create shrapnel.

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