HomePortalFAQRegisterLog in

altText
altText
altText
altText
altText
altText

Share | 
 

 Air Travel with a Difference

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
itchyfeet
Mega user
Mega user
avatar

Posts : 2267
Join date : 2010-09-10
Age : 61
Location : Paskalevets

PostSubject: Air Travel with a Difference   Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:07 pm

YES . . . first there was steam, then petrol, then diesel, then electric cars and now . . . Travel by AIR!!!!!!



Tata Motors to introduce Air Car - Is it the next big thing?
Tata Motors is taking giant strides and making history for itself. First the Landrover-Jaguar deal , then the world's cheapest car and now it is also set to introduce the car that runs on air, compressed air.



With spiralling fuel prices it is about time we heard some breakthrough!
India 's largest automaker 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 N觲e 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. Some 6000 zero-emissions Air Cars are scheduled to hit Indian streets by August 2010.
The Air Car, called the MiniCAT could cost around Rs. 3,50,000 ($ 8177) in India and would have a range of around 300 km between refuels.
The cost of a refill would be about Rs. 85 ($ 2).
The MiniCAT which 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 car from your pocket. According to the designers, it costs less than 50 rupees 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 the 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, take place at adapted petrol stations to administer compressed air. In two or three minutes, and at a cost of approximately 100 rupees, the car will be ready to go another 200-300 kilometers.



As a viable alternative, the car carries a small compressor which can be connected to the mains (220V or 380V) and refill the tank in 3-4 hours. Due to the absence of combustion and, consequently, of residues, changing the oil (1 litre of vegetable oil) is necessary only every 50,000Km).
The temperature of the clean air expelled by the exhaust pipe is between 0-15 degrees below zero, which makes it suitable for use by the internal air conditioning system with no need for gases or loss of power.


s
Back to top Go down
tivoliend
Junior user
Junior user


Posts : 36
Join date : 2010-06-09

PostSubject: Re: Air Travel with a Difference   Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:58 pm

And comforting to read you will be able to BUY air at petrol filling stations.
Back to top Go down
starlite
Mega user
Mega user


Posts : 1784
Join date : 2009-10-11

PostSubject: Re: Air Travel with a Difference   Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:00 pm

Back to top Go down
Kahl1963
Junior user
Junior user


Posts : 30
Join date : 2010-11-08

PostSubject: Re: Air Travel with a Difference   Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:51 pm

:Headbang:There goes the saying "
AIR IS FREE"
::




_________________
Kahl Sharpe

Interiorwise Ltd
Bulgarian Transport Ltd
Tel:00359(0)61402266

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Back to top Go down
sallyann
Super user
Super user
avatar

Posts : 821
Join date : 2010-02-15

PostSubject: Re: Air Travel with a Difference   Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:20 pm

Your right and don't forget the 1000% government tax
Back to top Go down
pixi
Super user
Super user


Posts : 867
Join date : 2009-11-13

PostSubject: Re: Air Travel with a Difference   Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:09 pm

Back to top Go down
Carmen
Super user
Super user
avatar

Posts : 714
Join date : 2010-03-19

PostSubject: Re: Air Travel with a Difference   Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:54 pm

Good find :: :: can I have one
Back to top Go down
bigsavak
Super user
Super user
avatar

Posts : 756
Join date : 2009-09-16

PostSubject: Re: Air Travel with a Difference   Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:09 pm

This would be brilliant if it worked and who knows one day it maybe more that a dream
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Air Travel with a Difference   

Back to top Go down
 

Air Travel with a Difference

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

 Similar topics

-
» Another 4x4 overland travel forum...........
» Travel sickness and crying in car
» Languages and Travel
» RGS Overland Travel Workshop 2012
» No CABLE TV in travel trailer

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
 :: ExPat Lounge-