We have shown you the air-car
before, and you may have seen it on TV if you watched the Discovery Channel
series, Future Car
. If you did, you witnessed them erroneously refer to the possibility of perpetual motion in reference to the air-car. While there is no perpetual motion at work here, there may be production plans in the works. An agreement between Tata
Motors and MDI, creators and patent-holders for the air-car and it's powertrain may just bring the air-car to market.
Details of the air-car peg the top-speed at 68 mph, and a range of 200-300 kilometers (up to 186 miles). The tanks containing the compressed air can be refilled at special stations, or using the on-board electric compressor in 3-4 hours. The vehicle is expected to see use primarily in urban environments. Will it ever hit U.S. shores? We'll see, right?
[Source: Business Week via Hugg]