21 Sep

New Volvo Concept Runs On Air

first_imgWe’ve seen cars that run on human power, solar power, biofuels, and more, but a new concept unveiled by Volvo at the Los Angeles Auto Show reveals a car that runs on nothing more than thin air.Dubbed the Air Motion Concept, the car is powered entirely by compressed air, which is stored in a tank. And for a car that runs on air, it shouldn’t be surprising that the vehicle is very light. The Air Motion Concept features a carbon fiber body and weighs less than 1,000 pounds. It also runs on a pneumatic motor that is much simpler than a traditional combustion engine.As for how you refill a gas tank full of air, Volvo predicts that we’ll one day have wind powered stations where you can top up your car’s fuel.The Air Motion Concept is just one of many entrants in the LA Auto Show’s design challenge, which also features unique designs like a Mercedes that’s literally grown from a seed and a Smart car knit together by robots.Via Wiredlast_img read more