A $5,000 car that runs on air? I’ll take two!

I’ve been meaning to post this one for a couple months now, but just haven’t gotten around to it.

I first heard about this car on Current. It runs completely on compressed air, has zero emissions and retails for less than the price of some high definition televisions.

It was designed in France and has been picked up by the Indian car manufacturer Tata Motors. It’s scheduled for production later this year and may hit the streets in Europe and India as early as 2009!

All of the information in the report is in metric, so I had to do some converting. The car can reach top speeds between 65-70 miles per hour. It would cost an estimated $2.25 for a fill up and can travel 125 miles before needing to refill. The least expensive model will start at a about $5,000.

No word on when we here in the United States might see these bad boys. But if we learned anything from Who Killed the Electric Car, we would be wise not to hold our breath.

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7 responses to “A $5,000 car that runs on air? I’ll take two!

  1. if only exxon mobil could harness air and sell it, we’d be all set :)

    btw, “we would be wise not to hold our breath”…for the AIR car…oh butrose, you’re simply divine!

  2. recently watched who killed the electric car, lets just hope GM doesn’t get the job of marketing if this air-car does have a change of getting to the states

  3. Not sure why this is a big deal. I saw an article about an air car from a guy in Mexico City about 10 years ago. Or maybe it’s the same guy but had to leave the country to get his product produced, just like the guy who invented color television?

  4. I retract myself on the “Not sure why this is a big deal”. Of course it’s a BIG deal! What I meant was that someone had already come up with this at least 10 years ago. I hope that guy did something with his product. Oh, and by the way, I’m working on something that won’t require refills, no fossil fuels, etc. :)

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