No, it doesn't fly. The BBC news is reporting that an engineer has promised that within a year he will start selling a car that runs on compressed air, producing no emissions at all in town.
The 5-seat fiberglass car is to sell for just over 25-hundred pounds. Based on the sliding dollar, you do the math. The car runs on compressed air and can be filled in just 3 minutes from a commercial air compressor and has an on-board compressor that can be plugged into an ordinary electrical outlet to fill the air tanks in about 4 hours. It's designers say on long journeys the car will do the equivalent of 120 miles per gallon. In town it will do better than that. They say for long journeys the compressed air driving the pistons can be boosted by a fuel burner which heats the air so it expands and increases the pressure on the pistons. The burner will use all kinds of liquid fuel. Air powered busses have been in operation in India since the year 2000.
This could change the economics of the world. It's just nice to see some good news for a change.
From the Newyork Daily News, THE AIR CAR WILL BE FOR SALE IN THE U.S. BY 2010!!!