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Tata Motors to Produce Air Compressed Car

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Monday, 27 July 2009

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Tata Motors is to introduce the Air Car to India with a deal with MDI in Europe.

 Tata Motors is set to start producing the world’s first commercial air-powered vehicle.  The Air Car,  developed by ex-Formula One engineer Guy Nègre for Luxembourg-based MDI, uses compressed air,  as opposed to the gas-and-oxygen explosions of internal-combustion models,  to push its engine’s pistons.

The Air Car,  called the MiniCAT could cost around INRs. 350,000 ($ 8177) in India  and would have a range of around 300 km between refuels.  The cost of a refill would be about INRs. 85 ($ 2).  Tata Motors also plans to launch the world’s cheapest car,  Tata Nano priced famously at INRs. 100,000 (£1,200) by October.

The MiniCAT is a simple, light urban car,  with a tubular chassis that is glued not welded and a body of fiberglass powered by compressed air. Microcontrollers are used in every device in the car,  so one tiny radio transmitter sends instructions to the lights, indicators etc.

There are no keys — just an access card which can be read by the card in your pocket. According to the designers, it costs less than INRs. 50 per 100km (about a tenth that of a petrol car). Its mileage is about double that of the most advanced electric car (200 to 300 km or 10 hours of driving), a  factor which makes a perfect choice in cities where 80% of motorists drive at less than 60km.

The car has a top speed of 105 kmph. Refilling the car will, once the market develops, will take place at adapted petrol stations to administer compressed air in two or three minutes, and, at a cost of approximately INRs100. The car will be ready to go another 200-300 kilometers.

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A compressed air car is an alternative fuel car 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 fuel/diesel/ethanol or electric plant and regenerative braking. Several companies have started to develop compressed air cars, although none have been released to the public, or have been tested by third parties.  The major problem with these cars and all compressed air cars is the lack of torque produced by the "engines" and the cost of compressing the air.

 

 
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