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My Next Car Will Get 106 MPG!

Aircar

According to a report from Yahoo!, Indian car maker Tata, has begun production of a car that runs on a unique technology.  It combines compressed air with a splash of salad oil, gas, diesel, or a pint of gasoline to get 106 mpg while driving at a top speed of 35mph for up to 60 miles.  It can cruise at highway speeds for nearly 800 miles with a small motor that compresses air and keeps the tank filled.

These cars will also likely be built in the US starting in 2011.  Each state may get one or more factories,  depending on how many drivers that state has.  For example, California may get 17 factories.

This is not new technology.  It’s been around for decades, but was never utilized because the low cost of gas didn’t necessitate it until now.  With increased gas prices and pressure from the government to produce low emission vehicles, the time for this technology may be right.

Tata will not manufacture in the US.  Instead, they will license the technology for $15 million,  which includes a full turnkey auto plant.

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November 3, 2008 - Posted by | Technology

2 Comments »

  1. Long ovedue…! I have been watching this technology since 1999…! It works…! And -it is a nightmare for big oil!

    Comment by Ed | November 3, 2008 | Reply

  2. Big oil is recording record profits right now. Nice. While we’re all struggling.

    Comment by steve laser | November 3, 2008 | Reply


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