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After World's Cheapest Car TATO MOTORS Introduces Air Car..

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  1. Kevo

    Kevo JF-Expert Member

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    Tata Motors to introduce Air Car - Is it the next big thing?
    Tata Motors is taking giant strides and making history for itself. First the Landrover-Jaguar deal, then the world's cheapest car and now it is also set to introduce the car that runs on air, compressed air to be specific.

    With fuel prices touching nearly $150 per barrel, it is about time we heard some breakthrough!
    India's largest automaker Tata Motors is set to start producing the world's first commercial air-powered vehicle. The Air Car, developed by ex-Formula One engineer Guy Nègre for Luxembourg-based MDI, uses compressed air, as opposed to the gas-and-oxygen explosions of internal-combustion models, to push its engine's pistons. Some 6000 zero-emissions Air Cars are scheduled to hit Indian streets by August of 2009.
    The Air Car, called the MiniCAT could cost around Rs. 3,50,000 ($ 8177) in India and would have a range of around 300 km between refuels.
    The cost of a refill would be about Rs. 85 ($ 2). Tata motors also plans to launch the world's cheapest car, Tata Nano priced famously at One lakh rupees by October.
    The MiniCAT which is a simple, light urban car, with a tubular chassis that is glued not welded and a body of fiberglass powered by compressed air. Microcontrollers are used in every device in the car, so one tiny radio transmitter sends instructions to the lights, indicators etc.
    There are no keys - just an access card which can be read by the car from your pocket. According to the designers, it costs less than 50 rupees per 100Km (about a tenth that of a petrol car). Its mileage is about double that of the most advanced electric car (200 to 300 km or 10 hours of driving), a factor which makes a perfect choice in cities where the 80% of motorists drive at less than 60Km. The car has a top speed of 105 kmph. Refilling the car will, once the market develops, take place at adapted petrol stations to administer compressed air. In two or three minutes, and at a cost of approximately 100 rupees, the car will be ready to go another 200-300 kilometers.

    As a viable alternative, the car carries a small compressor which can be connected to the mains (220V or 380V) and refill the tank in 3-4 hours. Due to the absence of combustion and, consequently, of residues, changing the oil (1 litre of vegetable oil) is necessary only every 50,000Km.] 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.

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    Kevo
     

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  2. Nyambala

    Nyambala JF-Expert Member

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    This is one of the greatest innovation in automobile industry........
     
  3. Kevo

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    It will be the cheapest to operate and environmentally friendly.
     
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    sure i will need one but will climb kitonga, lukumburu, mbezi and Makongo hills? will pass through flooded Dsm roads and sticking clay at Changanyikine na vitongiji vyake? au linatembea kwenye carpets za nchi zilizoendelea tu!
     
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    Steve Dii JF-Expert Member

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    .... Nziku, yes it will, if all that money spent on mashangingi ya wabunge was to be channeled kwenye kutengeneza mabarabara imara, makini na kuya maintain.

    .... Tatizo viongozi wetu wanakimbilia "kutibu magonjwa badala ya kuweka kinga"
     
  6. Kevo

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    Its what we need now really.hayo mashangingi yana cost around a hundred million now see at the attachments na bei yake then utaniambia kama hayo mashangingi they are even worthy this beautiful babe.
     
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    Mbeba Maono Senior Member

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    we jamaa uo mdomo wako, duh!
     
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    Kevo JF-Expert Member

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    Doug,stick to the topic and if you have anything to comment about it forward a message to my PM.
     
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    Mbeba Maono Senior Member

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    i was just curious about your lips, becauses looks like you are selling it to your fellow men. what is that implication? vipi mambooooooo, we mzanzibar nini? au watokea mombasa yahyee
     
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    Alnadaby JF-Expert Member

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    I love cars.This one is going to make some of us feel comfortable at a cheaper price.Mbeba Maono what's your comment on the car?
     
  11. Kevo

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    Why dont you visit your PM?I have a very good message waiting for you over their sucker!
     
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    This is good news, this car is going to solve a lot of environmental issues. I am not sure whether that car will be made for people in underdeveloped countries!
     
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