Thursday, January 31, 2013

Air Car


Gas-electric hybrid cars? That's so last decade.

Peugeot has raised the stakes.

From HuffPo...
Peugeot Citroen this week introduced a car that runs on air. The car manufacturer said the vehicle should be available by 2016.

The outward design of the car won't change much since the technology can be fitted to current models. But under the body, the advances will be a first. A hydraulic pump forces compressed air against fluid that activates the wheels. The pressure can regenerate within 10 seconds if a motorist were to stop.

The Hybrid Air would enable a motorist to drive up to 50 minutes in city conditions without using any gas, Thomas told HuffPost.

MSN noted that by 2020, the company expects its Hybrid Air line to get 117 miles per gallon.

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