The high population of India makes for the pollution to be high as well. So, if there is any place on Earth where electric vehicles are needed, then it’s there. Aware of this situation, a handful of engineering students in Palwal City, Haryana state have conceived an oxygen-run motorbike, which they claim is a discovery in the field.
According to Swedish researchers, storing energy as compressed air rather than in batteries would reduce the price of hybrid cars. Some hybrid and electric vehicles are already using brake energy to activate a generator that charges the batteries.
Can you remember MDI Cat? They’re the company who designed an engine powered completely by compressed air a few years ago. It looks like they gathered funding from a Tata Motors venture and are now developing a new and more efficient vehicle: the AirPod.
Honda, aside from making their cars good shapes, participates to design challenges like that from the LA Auto Show, presenting their compressed-air Honda Air.
According to the researchers, if this technology will be widely implemented, mostly in areas where motorcycles are a major source of public transportation, it could cut emissions substantially.
Underground caverns may have never been seen as energy containers, but a Utah-based private equity group promises to use them filled with compressed air to generate electricity the classic way – by spinning a turbine.
San Jose’s West Coast Green conference from last week had a point of attraction: the world’s first fuel-less car, made by Magnetic Air Car. They even say it will be produced beginning with 2010.