MDI has developed an engine that will greatly throw us into the next advancements of technology, a vehicle that runs off compressed air. The man behind this idea is Guy Negre an ex-Formula One engineer, who has made it a goal to put 6000 Air Cars on Indian streets by next year.
To get the car to work, Mr. Negre uses a piston-type engine to extract the stored energy within compressed air to push the car, opposed to the gas-and-oxygen explosions of internal-combustion models.
One of the models, the CityCAT costs around $12,700 which has a range of around 125 miles and a top speed of 68 mph. It’ll only take a few minutes to refuel the the car and possibly only a couple buck to fill the tanks with 340 liters of air.
It may take a while for the cars to hit America (it’s made of all-glue construction) but they have already signed deals with more than 12 countries including Germany, South Africa and Israel.