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What a mockery this car would make of so-called technological progress over the last 130 years. That's how long we have had the Infernal Combustion Engine and for almost as long we have had little alternative. Looks like some serious money is going into this air powered car:

GENEVA: Consumers have grown used to the idea of cars powered with alternative fuels, from hydrogen to electricity. But running a car on air?

French firm MDI says it can be done, and used the Geneva Auto Show to display a bubble-shaped 3-wheeler it plans to start rolling out later this year.

The AirPod can travel up to 137 miles (220 kilometers) on a single 46-gallon (175-liter) tank of compressed air, producing zero emissions on the road, MDI spokesman Sebastien Braud said Wednesday.

Drivers can recharge their air supply in eight hours by plugging the car into electricity outlets, or by going to special 'air stations' where the process takes only 2 minutes.

The AirPod will be trialed by airlines Air France and KLM at their bases in Paris and Amsterdam, starting in May, said Braud. Another trial will begin in the southern French city of Nice in December.
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2009/...ing-On-Air.php

Site for the manufacturer MDI:

http://www.mdi.lu/english/