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Tata demos vehicles running on air

Posted: 10 May 2012     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:air car  automotive  engine 

Skyrocketing fuel price has become a big worry nowadays; but the development related to Tata's air-car project is surely going to bring cheer to all Indians. World's most reputed carmaker Tata Motors and Luxemburg based Motor Development International (MDI) have taken a step towards bringing the concept into reality.

Tata has successfully tested vehicles running on compressed air on two of its products; and now Tata and MDI have entered the second phase of developing an air powered car.

In 2007, both the parties signed a licence agreement that enables Tata Motors to produce and sell compressed air cars using MDI technology in India.

The agreement covered two phases of activity encompassing the technology transfer and proof of the technical concept in the first phase, and in the second phase completing detailed development of the compressed air engine into specific vehicle and stationary applications.

The first phase of this programme—proof of the technical concept in Tata Motors vehicles—has now been successfully completed with the compressed air engine concept having been demonstrated in two Tata Motors vehicles.

In the second phase of the development, the two companies are working together to complete detailed development of the technology and required technical processes to industrialise a market ready product application over the coming years.

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