Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Ta Ta Motors of India

From: Dick J.
Sent: March 11, 2012
Subject: Fw: Ta Ta Motors of India

engine that runs on air
What is this? 
Will it be the next big thing? 
Tata Motors of India thinks so. 
What will the Oil Companies do to stop it?
It is an auto engine that runs on air. That's right; air not gas or diesel or electric but just the air around us. Take a look.

Tata Motors of India has scheduled the Air Car to hit Indian streets by
August 2012

The Air Car, developed by ex-Formula One engineer Guy N. For
Luxembourg-based MDI, uses compressed air to push its engine's pistons
and make the car go.
The Air Car, called the "Mini CAT" could cost around 365,757 rupees in India or
$8,177 US.

The Mini CAT which is a simple, light urban car, with a tubular chassis, a body
of fiberglass that is glued not welded and powered by compressed air.
A Microprocessor is used to control all electrical functions of the car. One tiny
radio transmitter sends instructions to the lights, turn signals and every other
electrical device on the car. Which are not many.

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.

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 100 KM, that's
about a tenth the cost of a car running on gas. It's mileage is about double that of
the most advanced electric car, a factor which makes it a perfect choice for city
motorists. The car has a top speed of 105 KM per hour or 60 mph and would have
a range of around 300 km or 185 miles between refuels. Refilling the car will take
place at adapted gas stations with special air compressors. A fill up will only take
two to three minutes and costs approximately 100 rupees and the car will be
ready to go another 300 kilometers.

This car can also be filled at home with it's on board compressor. It will take 3-4
hours to refill the tank, but it can be done while you sleep.

Because there is no combustion engine, changing the 1 liter of vegetable oil is
only necessary every 50,000 KM or 30,000 miles. Due to its simplicity, there is
very little maintenance to be done on this car.

This Air Car almost sounds too good to be true. We'll see in August. 2012

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