As fuels go, air has obvious upsides: It’s ubiquitous, clean, and, best of all, free. But air requires energy to store energy because it must be compressed, limiting the utility of an all-air car.
Tired of high gas prices? How about a car that runs on compressed air!
A compressed air car is a compressed air vehicle that uses a motor powered by compressed air. The car can be powered solely by air, or combined (as in a hybrid electric vehicle) with gasoline , diesel , ethanol , or an electric plant with regenerative braking .
Refilling the automobile will, once the market develops, take place at adapted petrol stations to administer compressed air. In two or three minutes, and at a cost of approximately 2 dollars (1.5 Euros), the car will be ready to go another 125-175 miles (200-300 km).
Zero Pollution Motors, LLC predicts air compression. Zero Pollution Motors (ZPM) is poised to produce the first compressed air-powered car for sale in the United States by mid-2019. Production in Europe is schedule for the first quarter 2019, for US buyers estimate delivery, for those who paid their deposits is 2nd half 2019.
The Toyota Mirai (meaning 'future' in Japanese) will soon be available in the UK for £63,000, will have a range of 300 miles, and can have its tank filled with hydrogen fuel in just ten minutes.
CAIRO (Reuters) - A group of Egyptian students has designed a vehicle they say will battle rising energy prices and promote clean energy by running on nothing but air.
Air never runs out. Air is nonpolluting. Best of all, air is free. Unfortunately, air alone can't be used as a fuel. First, energy has to be stored in it by squeezing the air tightly using a mechanical air compressor. Once the compressed air is released, it expands. This expanding air can be used, for example, to drive the pistons that power an engine.
Zero Pollution Motors, the U.S. licensee for MDI, developer of the tiny compressed air car AIRPod, just picked up a $5 million investment on Shark Tank.
By 2020, the cars could be achieving an average of 117 miles a gallon, the company predicts. The air compression system can re-use all the energy normally lost when slowing down and braking.