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Filed Under (General) by Rob on 20-02-2008

If you could buy a car which cost next to nothing to run, did not pollute the environment but which still had a maximum speed of 65mph and could do 200km on a full tank, would you consider buying one? And if you knew that this car would only cost you about £2,500, then surely you’d succumb?

Take at look at this BBC News article on the air-powered car, invented by Frenchman, Guy Nègre:

Wow – could this be the way forward? Sounds amazing – I want one! And just imagine if this technology caught on in Africa. Scenes like this in Cotonou would be a whole lot cleaner:

Dantokpa traffic
(click to enlarge)

And we could even do away with these:

Tricycle

Click here for the BBC’s website account of the car and here for another cool video of it. I think they need to give it a name pretty soon, as ‘compressed air-powered car’ is not too catchy. Let’s hope the idea catches on!

What d’you think? Leave a comment!



Comments:
3 Comments posted on "The way forward?"
anne on February 20th, 2008 at 5:26 pm #

jen, lou and i would like one, clive thinks its uncool.


Alan on February 23rd, 2008 at 8:50 pm #

How much energy does it take to get the compressed air?


Rob on February 23rd, 2008 at 10:26 pm #

Mmmm – good question. I hadn’t thought of that. But at least town centres could be pollution-free, right?