DRIVING ON THIN AIR
Is the rising price of car fuel scaring you? Wait till August this year and you might just have a wish fulfilled out of thin air. According to heavy rumours online, Tata Motors is finalising its plans for a car that uses compressed air to push its engine pistons. The MiniCAT (CAT stands for Compressed Air Transport) apparently has a top speed of 105 kmph and covers 300 km before it requires a few minutes of compressed air at a specially designed “petrol pump”. It also uses just a litre of vegetable oil for its moving engine parts. The Air Car was developed by former Formula 1 engineer Guy Nègre for Luxembourg-based Motor Development International (MDI).