Fabulous Corvettes

Fabulous Corvettes

Fabulous Restorations
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Fort Lauderdale,
Florida  33309

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The next big thing? Tata Motors thinks so.

Tata Motors of India has scheduled the Air Car to hit Indian streets by August 2011

The Air Car, called "The Mini CAT" was developed by an ex-Formula One engineer for Luxembourg-based MDI. It uses compressed air to power the car and cost under $10,000.
It is a simple, light urban car, with a tubular chassis, a body of fiberglass that is glued not welded.  A Microprocessor is used to control all electrical functions of the car.  One tiny radio transmitter sends instructions to the lights, turn signals and every other electrical device on the car. 
The temperature of the clean air expelled by the exhaust pipe is between 0-15 degrees below zero, which makes it suitable for use by the internal air conditioning system with no need for gases or loss of power.

There are no keys, just an access card which can be read by the car from your pocket.  According to the designers, its operational costs is about one tenth of a car running on gas and mileage is almost double that of the most advanced electric car, a factor which makes it a perfect choice for city motorists.  The car has a top speed of 60 mph and would have a range of 180 miles between refuels.  Refilling the car will take place at adapted gas stations with special air compressors and take about 2-3 minutes or it can be filled at home with it's on board compressor which will take 3-4 hours to refill the tank, but it can be done while you sleep. 

Because there is no combustion engine, changing the 1 liter of vegetable oil is only necessary every 50,000 KM or 30,000 miles.