Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Volvo Concept has Car Running on Air.

I have to start this out by saying that this is just a concept... but that doesn't mean designers can't have a little fun until technology catches up with their minds.
The Volvo Air Motion Concept is a design that uses air to power the vehicle instead of traditional gasoline.
The Air Motion Concept is powered by compressed air, and compressed air only. It’s held within a tank, and accessed when the vehicle needs power. Considering that the whole vehicle is powered by air, and the frame is constructed from carbon fiber, it’s no surprise that the vehicle would weigh somewhere in the ballpark of 1,000 pounds. There’s no combustion engine under the hood, either. Instead, designers implemented a pneumatic motor. When asked at the LA Auto Show how you would refuel the vehicle that runs on air, Volvo said that they believe there will be wind-powered stations ready to fill up your Air Motion Concept when the time comes.


via slashgear

2 comments:

Oil Pressure Switch said...

This seems like a very good concept. It is definitely worth the study. I hope this idea will be brought to fruition.

chet rosales said...

@Oil Pressure Switch, I agree. Automotive companies have explored electric vehicles for some time now, but there hasn't been much news or advancement in Air-Powered vehicles.

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