“It’s safe, doesn’t pollute, doesn’t explode, it’s not poisonous and it’s not expensive”
| So say the developers of a new vehicle said to run on compressed air |
Inside the Air Car, an electric pump compresses air into a tank. The air in turn pumps pistons that take the vehicle up to 70 mph. The car can travel 50 miles at top speed on a full tank, and farther at lower speeds.
The company plans to make two versions — a three-seat compact priced at $9,850 and a six-seat sedan for $16,000. The air pump that fuels the car plugs into an ordinary household socket and takes four hours to recharge.
“When you get home you normally plug in your cell phone,” Braud said. “Well, now you do that with your car, too.”