A compressed air car is a compressed air vehicle 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 gasoline , diesel , ethanol , or an electric plant with regenerative braking .
Zero Pollution Motors (ZPM) is poised to produce the first compressed air-powered car for sale in the United States by mid-2019. Production in Europe is schedule for the first quarter 2019, for US buyers estimate delivery, for those who paid their deposits is 2nd half 2019.
The Myth of the Clean Compressed-Air Car Continues Manufacturing vehicles that run on compressed air is clean, cheap and easy—or so the thinking goes, for a handful of niche manufacturers.
The compressor will use air from around the car to refill the compressed air tank. Unfortunately, this is a rather slow method of refueling and will probably take up to two hours for a complete refill.
Tata may launch an air-powered car in Hawaii. A few years ago, there was a flurry of interest in compressed-air cars--but, forgive the pun, that seemed to deflate quickly.
In the case of compressed air, the car can be refilled like a gasoline car by transferring compressed air from a compressed air station, similar to the one that exists today at the gas station for the fill up the tires but with larger capacity and pressure in order to refill the vehicles.
The core issue with compressed air is that it must either be very high pressure or there must be a lot of it stored on the car in order for it to be feasible for any distance.
Tired of high gas prices? How about a car that runs on compressed air!
The car can be filled with compressed air in less than five minutes with a commercial-grade air compressor, which are found at just about any gas station, at a cost of less than $2 per fill-up.
As per recent reports TATA motors will launch it's compressed air powered car by 2020.