Hybrid Air: The New Battery-Free Car That Runs On Air Will Save Drivers A Fortune

Hybrid Air: The New Battery-Free Car That Runs On Air Will Save Drivers A Fortune
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A hybrid car that runs on air may seem like an impossibility, but Peugeot Citroën says that a “hybrid air” vehicle could be ready for the road as early as 2016.

The hybrid air engine runs on gas and compressed air as opposed to gas and electricity, and could save drivers a lot of money in the future.

By 2020, the company expects it to be capable of getting 117 mpg and estimates a 45 percent savings for most drivers.

The compressed air power kicks in automatically at speeds under 43 mph, meaning gas would only be used at highway speeds, during which cars get better mileage.

The car would drive on compressed air from 60 to 80 percent of the time, saving them up to 80 percent in gas costs.

Now that will have drivers feel like they are walking on — excuse me — driving on air.

James Gilbert | Elite.

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