New Delhi, Jan 23: French car giant PSA Peugeot Citroen has said it will put an air- powered vehicle on the road by 2016. Yes you heard it right – a vehicle that runs on air!
If the claims are to be believed then the car is sure to shave off 45 per cent of your fuel bills. While in towns and cities the amount could be as much as 80 per cent less since the car will be running on air for four-fifths of the time.
Here's how it works: the vehicle has a normal internal combustion engine, special hydraulics and an adapted gearbox along with compressed air cylinders that store and release energy. The system enables the car to run on petrol or air, or a mixture of both.
The company believes the cars by 2020 could be achieving a mileage of 117 miles a gallon. It says while in a city the car will use the air power which gets automatically activated below 43mph and available for ‘60 to 80 per cent of the time in city driving'.