Tata Motors air-powered City Cat car readies for production run

Tata Motors (India) is all geared up to produce the first commercial car to be powered by compressed air, that has been designed by ex-Formula one engineer Guy Nègre. Named The City Cat, the car runs on compressed air that “can be refueled at “air stations,” and overnight using a built-in compressor.” It hits top speed at 68MPH and has a range of 125 miles. The Air Car designers are developing a hybrid version of the car that compresses air as the car runs. The issue of the source of the electricity is still to be solved, so I guess a completely “Green Car” is yet way off!

All in all the car looks fit enough for the geek, however I wonder why they don’t have racy, sporty and trendy designs for these eco-friendly cars? I’m sure nature has nothing against sexy looks!

4 responses to “Tata Motors air-powered City Cat car readies for production run”

  1. Dear Sir,
    I am interested in this car. Pls let me know about this car, How to book, How to awail.
    What price etc. etc..So I am awiting a detailed reply on it.

  2. Wanted to know the technology behind the Air Fuel.Does this car have any mechanical engine? I tried to search in the net to find out the details. But nothing was available in much detail.
    I believe time will come when vehicles will run on water. HA HA HA

  3. I think this car is brilliant. We can use other sources of renewable energy to recharge the compressor Stations such as wind and solar.
    This is huge! What needs to happen to take this to the US?