MDI, a 15-year old French company has invented a car that runs on compressed air. The Air Car will be distributed in the US starting in 2009 or 2010, and will cost approx $17,000. That’s about the same as a small or mid-sized gas car.
The car does require a small bit of gas to get the air-engine working, but it will go 95mph with a range of over 900 miles per tank.
If you can, imagine a vehicle that runs on air, achieves over 100 gas-equivalent mpg and over 90 mph, has zero to low C02 emissions, seats six, has plenty of space for luggage, cuts no safety corners, and costs no more than an average economy to mid-size vehicle.
These new, more energy-efficient cars are smaller, but they take safety seriously. It looks pretty cool too!