2Outline INTRODUCTION Problem With GASOLINE Air Powered Car Vehicle PartWorkingModelsAir car in INDIA
3INTRODUCTION Our world is facing fuel crisis, air pollution. All kind of conventional source of fuel are on verge of exhaustion.Gasoline is the primary source of fuel.Gasoline is becoming more and more expensive and impractical.
4Problem With GASOLINEPollutedExpensiveNon Renewable
5Alternative energiesAir EnergySolar EnergyElectric Energy
6Air Powered CarThe Air Powered Car is powered by air engine which uses COMPRESSED AIR as fuel.
7Inventor Manufactured by: French Co. Moteur Development International (MDI)Founded by:French inventor GUY NEGRE
8Vehicle Part Compressed Air Tank Break Power Recovery Body Air Filter EngineElectrical System
9Compressed Air Tank It is a carbon-fiber tank It holds 90 cubic meters of air.This tank can be ruptured, but can’t be explode.
10Break Power RecoveryIt uses one mechanism that stops engine when the car is stationary (at traffic light , junctions etc..), which recover 13% of power used.
11Body It’s body is made up of FIBER GLASS and INJECTED FOAM. It is slightly costly ,but it does not cut like steel.It does not rust.It is light weighted.
12Air FilterCarbon filter are used to get rid from dirt , dust , humidity and other particles.MDI cars produces clean air, which is cold on exit and is harmless to human life.Air Filter
13Engine This engine use compressed air as fuel. The engine was developed between the end of 2001 and the beginning of 2002.Totally eco-friendly engine.The engine becomes idle automatically when car is stationary.
14Electrical systemOnly one cable connects all electrical parts (Headlight ,Dashboard light, light inside the car) in the car.Advantage are:Ease of installation.Easy to repairRemoval of long cable.
16Facilities Computer screen showing the speed of car Internet connectionGPS device
172 Types Of Energy Mode Single Energy Mode: It uses only compressed air. The maximum speed is 50 km/h.Dual Energy Mode:It uses compress air as well as fossil fuel. At speed over 50 km/h, the engine will switch to fuel mode.
19Fueling Process Three modes for fueling tank: Air Stations Domestic electric plugDual-energy mode
20Air car in INDIATata Motors, on Feb.05,2007 signed an agreement with MDI Co. of France, to develop air car.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 90.
21Advantage and Disadvantage Advantages:EconomicalPollution freeBetter ComfortLess maintenanceEasy to refuelDisadvantages:Less SpeedAir pumping station are less in number
22ConclusionAir powered cars is a realization of latest technology in automobile field. The air car is a clean, easy to drive, light weight and high performance car.It eliminates the use of non-renewable fuels and Thereby preventing pollution and step to a healthier environment.The Mexico government scheduled to replace cars by air car in highly polluted area of their country.
23References www.theaircar.com www.zeropollution.com thefraserdomain.typepad.com“HEAT AND THERMODYNAMIC” by Brijlal N. Subrahmanyam