- Apr 16, 2008
Moped gets in on the air-powered fun
While we've seen plenty of air-powered cars, but this may be the first compressed air-powered moped that we've laid our eyes on. Created by inventor and TV presenter Jem Stansfield, the air-powered moped was created for a U.K. National Geographic channel documentary called Planet Mechanics. Compressed air is stored in a couple of carbon fiber tanks originally used by firefighters which can be refilled in just a few seconds using larger air containers. Once filled, the bike is capable of traveling at eighteen miles per hour for up to seven miles. That's not going to set any records, but for a quick little build using off-the-shelf parts, it's not too bad at all!
This air-powered moped is not Stansfield's first attempt at such a machine. Be sure to watch the video after the break for some more air-powered bicycle fun.
[Sources: Motorcycle News, Youtube]